New CDC Guidelines Say Social Distancing Now Includes Your Dogs & Cats

Social distancing is vitally important to flattening that damn curve we keep hearing about. [Seriously, stay the frick away from each other.]

I know its hard. And while I wish I could tell you that it was going to get easier, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention just released new guidelines that say we must implement social distancing measures with our family pets.

Over the last couple of weeks, we've heard reports about cats testing positive for coronavirus, and now a pug named Winston [in North Carolina] was diagnosed with COVID-19, too. His human, Heather McLean, says that she noticed he was coughing and sneezing, and didn't want to eat.

"Do not let pets interact with people or animals outside the household. If a person inside the household becomes sick, isolate that person from everyone -- including pets," the guidelines state. They also recommend that we avoid dog parks and play-dates with other four-legged friends.

I think I speak for all of us when I say, screw 2020.