Currently there has been some media coverage on the subject of cats and the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that is causing confusion among cat owners around the world. First the good news: There is absolutely no reason to worry about your housecats. There is currently NO evidence that cats (both domestic cats and other felines) can transfer the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) to humans. In the coming weeks, the focus of our reporting will be on conveying the facts of the subject as they are currently known by compiling information from reliable and trustworthy sources and commented on by experts in the hope of deflating the sensationalism in the tabloid press.
[i] There is no evidence that animals play a role in the transmission of COVID-19 to people other than the initial event in the Wuhan market, and no evidence that any person has been infected with COVID-19 in the US by animals, including by pet dogs or cats.[i]