For the safety of our officers and the public they serve, NACA is advising all officers to take extra measures to mitigate the short and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read our recommendations
American Bats and COVID-19
As you may be aware, there are concerns about the potential risks of transmitting COVID-19 to bats. North American bats are not the source of the current COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 virus and it is not yet known if they can carry the virus.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommendations that may make it less likely for the virus that causes COVID-19 to spread between people and wildlife. This is especially valuable for hunters, outdoor recreationists, or any member of the public who may interact or come in contact with wildlife. Currently, there is no evidence to suggest the virus is spreading in free-living wildlife, or that wildlife might be a source of infection for people. However, some wild animals are known to be susceptible to infection.
Click to read Guidance to Reduce the Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Spreading Between People and Wildlife on the CDC website.