Can I catch COVID-19 from my pet or other pets?

According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization, American Veterinary Medical Association, World Small Animal Veterinary Association, and others, there is currently no evidence of companion animals spreading COVID-19.  The spread of the virus currently appears to be the result of person-to-person transmission. 

It is therefore recommended that, whenever possible, pets stay at home with their human families.  Companionship with pets promote both human and animal health and welfare, especially in these uncertain times. 

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1. Is the Animal Shelter open to the public?
2. Is the Animal Control Enforcement Team still providing services?
3. How can I get a rabies vaccine or a microchip for my pet?
4. How much does it cost to adopt an animal?
5. How can I see the animals if visitation isn't possible due to social distancing?
6. Can I catch COVID-19 from my pet or other pets?
7. What can I do to help animals and shelters during this time?
8. How can I surrender my animal or drop off a stray?