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San Francisco Sheriff's Office: COVID-19 Response & Action Plan   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Background: "The novel coronavirus, first detected in China in December 2019, has spread to 70 countries. The virus has been named 'SARS-CoV-2'; the disease it causes has been named 'coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Many of the initial patients had visited a large seafood and live animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. The subsequent outbreak involved those who had traveled to the region, but had not visited the market, suggesting person-to-person spread. At the end of February several cases in the United States and other areas of the world appeared. It is unknown where or how those infected came in contact with the virus. This type of spread is known as community spread. On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, San Francisco Mayor London Breed declared a state of emergency amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and the potential for a community outbreak. Declaring a state of emergency allows San Francisco agencies to accelerate emergency planning procedure and expand capabilities for a rapid response to a potential COVID-19 community outbreak, including planning for an outbreak in the jails. The declaration comes after an announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the United States should prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak. Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, activating agencies to gather resources to combat COVID-19."

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2020-03
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San Francisco Sheriff's Office
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San Francisco Sheriff's Office: https://www.sfsheriff.com/
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