Skip to main content

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff are monitoring emerging information on wildlife health concerns related to SARS-CoV-2 (CoV-2; the virus that causes COVID-19). The FWC is engaged with experts across the country assessing risks associated with wildlife contracting the virus. Information is unfolding rapidly on this topic, and staff will continue to apply available science to protect wildlife. Multiple resources are listed on this page under the categories listed below. This resource page is intended to provide information and guidance only.

For questions regarding wildlife in captivity, contact FWC Law Enforcement – Captive Wildlife.

Report sick or dead bats using FWC’s Bat Mortality Report Form.

For questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, contact the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 Center by calling 866-779-6121 or emailing

CDC guidance website:

Wildlife Rehabilitators:

Wildlife Control Operators:

 Captive Wildlife Facilities: