May 28, 2021
The AVMA has been working with CDC on getting the guidance for veterinary facilities updated. The following from CDC is interim direction while work on the update is continuing.
“Veterinary clinics should follow the masking guidance for the general public. While veterinarians are considered clinicians, the settings in which they work are not used to treat humans with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, and instances of animal-to-human transmission appear to be very rare. Veterinary clinics should consider local transmission and vaccination rates when creating clinic policies for PPE use and interactions with clients.”
The following guidance is among that available from the CDC:
When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated
Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
Guidance for Unvaccinated People: How to Protect Yourself and Others
Guidance for Unvaccinated People: Wearing Masks
Science Brief: COVID-19 and Vaccinations (Background Rationale)
January 7, 2021
The MDVMA is monitoring the rapidly changing status of COVID-19. We will continue to update the MDVMA Blog and Facebook page as we receive new information. Additionally, we encourage you to visit the state website frequently at covidLINK.
Use the following websites for information specific to Maryland:
The AVMA is the most comprehensive resource for veterinarians. Please visit their website often as they frequently update information on:
Members should check the Maryland Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners website for past and future announcements.
Below are resources and suggestions to ensure that your staff and clients stay as safe as possible.