Coronavirus Emergency Declared in San Francisco, but Please, Please Don’t Panic
by Armand Domalewski
Feb 26, 2020

Mayor London Breed declared a local emergency in San Francisco to combat the coronavirus epidemic. It is very, very, very important to emphasize that this is a pre-emptive measure---there are no cases of coronavirus originating from SF so far, and this measure simply clears the legal obstacles to mobilizing city resources, speeding up emergency planning, coordinating amongst city agencies, requesting reimbursements from federal and state government, and more.