Since Governor Sisolak's press release on March 17, there have been a lot of questions about what businesses are considered essential and which ones are non-essential.
Since veterinary hospitals meet the standard definition of essential services, the Spay & Neuter Center will remain open with the following added precautionary measures:
- In order to comply with social distancing measures, we will check in clients one at a time. Additionally, we are asking clients to complete paperwork in their cars and remain there until they are called in to be seen.
- We have mandated that ill employees remain home and are urging sick customers and pets to do so as well. No sick customers or patients will be be seen.
- We will continue to rigorously clean and disinfect our hospitals to ensure everyone’s health and safety. Additionally, I have instructed my staff to minimize physical contact (i.e., handshaking) and encourage the use of credit/debit cards rather than cash.
- We are practicing stringent cough and sneeze etiquette as well as proper hand hygiene protocol; we encourage our clients to do the same. Soap, warm water, and hand sanitizer will be available on premises.
According to the CDC, there is no evidence in the United States to suggest that any animals, including pets, livestock, or wildlife, might be a source of COVID-19 infection at this time.
However, because all animals can carry germs that can make people sick, it’s always a good idea to practice healthy habits around pets and other animals.
- Wash your hands after handling animals, their food, waste, or supplies.
- Practice good pet hygiene and clean up after pets properly.
- Take pets to the veterinarian regularly and talk to your veterinarian if you have questions about your pet’s health.
For more information, visit CDC’s Healthy Pets, Healthy People website here: https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/We will provide additional information as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience, understanding and flexibility during these distressing times.