The COVID-19 pandemic has created a great deal of anxiety for many individuals . Several papers have noted that individuals with OCD may be particularly negatively impacted by COVID-19, and that the threat of COVID-19 may impact treatment (Banerjee , 2020; Jassi et al. , 2020; Sheu et al. , 2020). The study presented herein examined OCD-related and COVID-related intrusions in a non-patient sample . Individuals with elevated OCD symptoms reported having both OCD and COVID intrusions at a similar frequency . Further, OCD symptom severity was significantly correlated with the frequency of COVID related intrusions and the amount of distress they caused . However, distress from COVID related intrusions was not significantly correlated with OCD symptom severity . These results shed light on the similarities between reactions to objectively elevated threat and the perceptions of elevated threat experienced in OCD.