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A Message from Texas Animal Health Commission Regarding COVID-19

March 20, 2020

A Message from TAHC Regarding COVID-19
 
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, we wanted to touch base to provide a few resources and talking points revolving around COVID-19 and animal health. We encourage you to join us in echoing the animal health messages provided by the CDC and AVMA.
 
COVID-19 Animal Health Information
To date, the CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19. There is no evidence pets can spread COVID-19 and with the knowledge we have received from the CDC, there is no reason to think that any animals in the U.S. might be a source of infection with this new coronavirus. For additional information and facts please visit the following websites:
 
TAHC Update
  • TAHC is monitoring the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation and we are in constant contact with federal, state and local health officials. 
  • TAHC is supporting the lead agency (DSHS) by sharing their messaging. As guided by our federal (USDA) and state (DSHS) partners, we are sharing animal messaging provided by the CDC & AVMA.
  • TAHC continues to provide regular services to all livestock and poultry producers. TAHC Central and Regional Offices are currently operating under telework and staggered skeleton crew shifts.
 

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