Can I walk my dog during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Walking a dog is important for both animal and human health and well-being. Follow these prevention recommendations:

  • Walk dogs on a leash, maintaining at least 6 feet from other people and animals. If you’re passing along a trail or sidewalk, leave space between you and others.
  • Do not gather in groups and stay out of crowded places.
  • To help maintain social distancing, do not let other people pet your dog when you are out for a walk.
  • Wash hands with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand sanitizer, after touching animals, waste or supplies.

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1. As a pet owner, what should I do to keep myself and my pet safe from COVID-19?
2. Can I get COVID-19 from my pet or another animal?
3. Can mosquitoes, houseflies or ticks spread COVID-19?
4. What should I do to care for my pet, if I'm exposed to COVID-19?
5. Can pets test positive for COVID-19?
6. Can wild animals spread COVID-19 to me or my pet?
7. Can I walk my dog during the COVID-19 pandemic?
8. Is it safe to foster or adopt a pet during COVID-19?
9. My question was not listed among these FAQs. Where can I go for additional information?