COVID-19 considerations for animal activities at fairs, shows, and other events
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COVID-19 considerations for animal activities at fairs, shows, and other events

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      Updated July 6, 2020

      What you need to know:

      • Events that bring together people and animals, such as fairs and agricultural shows, can increase the spread of COVID-19 among people and animals.

      • The risk of animal-to-person spread is considered to be low.

      • However, fair and agricultural show organizers should consider the potential for spread from person-to-person, person-to-animal, and possibly animal-to-animal.

      • If people will be interacting with animals at an event, take precautions to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

      Fairs and agricultural shows pose unique One Health risks because they bring together crowds of people and animals with opportunities for close contact among them and mixing of different animals from different places. Events like these can contribute to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 from person to person but may also pose a risk of infection to certain types of animals.

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      Summary of Recent Changes -- What you need to know -- Precautions for animals -- Maintaining healthy environments in animal interaction areas -- Livestock and horse shows -- Maintaining healthy operations -- More information.
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