By People. Americans are being told to stay at home and avoid gatherings of people in an effort to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
Social distancing is an important step to curbing the coronavirus pandemic, but you don’t have to do it totally alone.
“If you don’t have a pet and are thinking about getting one, now is the perfect time to ‘try it on’ by fostering from your local shelter. Shelters and pet adoption facilities nationwide need people to foster pets on a temporary basis,” Julie Castle the CEO of Best Friends Animal Society, told PEOPLE about how they can help rescue pets and themselves during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the American Veterinary Medical Association have all stated that pets are not at risk of spreading COVID-19, and science has shown time and time again that adding an animal to your life makes your happier and healthier. . .
“Animal shelters across the country are having to deal with an increase of dogs and cats in need of homes because fewer people are visiting shelters right now, and in some cases, shelters are having to temporarily close to the public,” Castle added. “Some animal shelters are already seeing an increase in intake, and many are bracing themselves for the possibility of fewer adoptions and fewer foster homes, and are concerned about limited space.” (Read more from “Don’t Self Isolate Alone: Animal Shelter Encourages Fostering a Pet During Coronavirus Pandemic” HERE)
San Francisco Residents Required to Stay Home Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
By NBC Bay Area. San Francisco on Monday issued a public health order requiring all residents to stay home as the city and county strives to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Residents are asked to only leave their homes for “essential needs,” which include visiting a doctor, getting food and supplies, and caring for a family member in another household, among other activities, according to Mayor London Breed’s office. Click here for a detailed breakdown of “essential needs.”
The order takes effect midnight Tuesday and will remain in effect until April 7, or until it is extended, according to the mayor’s office. (Read more from “San Francisco Residents Required to Stay Home Amid Coronavirus Pandemic” HERE)