Livestock or pets not considered a risk for COVID-19

Livestock or pets not considered a risk for COVID-19
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There is currently no evidence that animals become sick with COVID-19 or spread the infection. Imports and exports of plants and animals to and from Canada are not currently affected.

However, the CFIA will take any necessary action to protect the safety of Canada’s plants and animals. (Updates will be posted at

There have been no reports of COVID-19 infection in livestock species anywhere. As always, producers should follow normal biosecurity measures by continuing to consider the potential risks associated with various people entering their business premises and implement measures to manage these visits.

Producers are encouraged to consult the National Biosecurity Standards and Biosecurity Principles and National Farm-Level Biosecurity Planning Guide. Additional information is available from the World Organization for Animal Health.

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