Test & Trace Corps partners with Wag! Providing pet services to New Yorkers

Test & Trace Corps announces partnership with Wag! Providing pet services for New Yorkers who need to safely separate

Patients and travelers will benefit from free dog walking and fostering services to help them stay safely separated at home or in a hotel to prevent the spread of COVID-19

The New York City Test & Trace Corps and the Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare today announced a partnership with Wag! to help patients care for their pets while they are safely separated to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stir! will provide New Yorkers participating in the Take Care program with free walks with their dog and other foster pet services to ensure they can remain safely separated in a hotel or at home.

“We are offering support to New Yorkers at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives, and we want to make sure their experience with us is as calming as possible. In addition to our Take Care services which include health monitoring, food and medication assistance, the program will now provide additional comfort and support to our patients who require assistance in caring for their pets. of company. I want to thank Wag! for their partnership and commitment to supporting New Yorkers during the pandemic,” said NYC Test & Trace Corps Executive Director, Dr. Ted Long.

The NYC Test & Trace Corps Take Care program ensures that anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts receive all the resources they need to safely separate in a hotel or at home to stop the spread. spread of the virus. The Test & Trace Corps will coordinate pet services from Wag! through a resource browser or when booking a hotel room.

“In order to part safely, New Yorkers need to know that someone will be taking care of all of their loved ones,” said NYC Test & Trace Body Take Care Director Dr. Amanda Johnson. “This new partnership removes another barrier to safe separation by giving cases and contacts peace of mind that their pets will be walked or fed during this critical time.”

“As the #1 community of passionate pet parents, pet caregivers, and furry family members, the entire Wag! is thrilled to support the Test & Trace Corps and the City of New York to help meet the ever-changing needs of pet parents,” said Patrick McCarthy, Vice President of Marketing at Wag!. “The Wag! The platform is uniquely situated to handle these cases with a white glove approach, including mobile notifications, contactless transfer, and 24/7 flexibility.

“Just as we should with all kinds of services, New York City is breaking down barriers to care by understanding that pets are part of the family. Considering animal needs when planning services can improve the overall results of a person’s treatment plan. noted Christine Kim, Senior Community Liaison Officer for the Mayor’s Animal Protection Office. “The Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare is grateful for Wag!’s support of the people and animals of NYC, and the Humane Society of the United States for connecting us with this innovative partnership opportunity.”

“New York City continues to aim to address the unique challenges created by COVID 19, and The Humane Society of the United States is pleased to help uncover innovative solutions that meet the needs of pet owners and caregivers. pets participating in the Test & Trace program,” said Brian Shapiro, New York State Director for HSUS. “The community partnership between WAG! and New York City will provide resources to help ensure animals receive proper care during this time.

Marie R. McCraw