According to the World Health Organization, there is “no evidence that companion animals have been infected or could spread coronavirus (COVID-19).” As a standard best practice, Animal Services asks that all pets have proper ID tags with contact information and that their microchip is up to date. This will help your neighbors get your pet back to you in the event they go missing and will prevent them from having to enter a shelter. Also identify a trusted family member, friend or pet sitter who can care for your pet if you become ill or are hospitalized.