Americans who are hosting gatherings over the holiday season should encourage guests not to sing while inside and should shield their pets from interacting with guests from outside their household, according to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.
The recommendations were included in a list of guidelines by the agency to help stop the spread of coronavirus as a second wave has spread like wildfire across the US as the holiday season approaches.
“Encourage guests to avoid singing or shouting, especially indoors. Keep music levels down so people don’t have to shout or speak loudly to be heard,” the CDC wrote in their considerations for hosting or attending a holiday gathering.
“Treat pets as you would other human family members – do not let pets interact with people outside the household,” they added.
A small number of cases across the globe have been reported where pets came down with the virus that causes COVID-19 after having close contact