While the city of San Francisco has not seen a COVID-19, Mayor London Breed today declared a local emergency to proactively prepare for possible COVID-19.

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Officials say given the high volume of travel between SF and mainland China, it is likely they will see one or more cases eventually.

Residents of the Bay Area remain at low risk of becoming infected with this novel (new) coronavirus, unless they have recently traveled to areas with community transmission of the virus, or have come in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

If a San Francisco case is confirmed, the Health Department will make an announcement, in cooperation with CDC and California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

Anyone returning from Mainland China since February 3 will be quarantined by the US Government.

If you are returning from anywhere else in China, stay at home for 2 weeks. If you develop symptoms (fever, cough or shortness of breath) during this time, contact your health provider, inform them of your travel history and self-isolate at home pending their advice.