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An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

February 27, 2020
Emergency
UCSF Health

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Dear Colleagues,

As you may know, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning today of the likelihood that the coronavirus (COVID-19) will spread in the United States, given the number of new confirmed cases that have originated in countries outside of China, where the outbreak began.

While there still are no cases of coronavirus in San Francisco residents, Mayor London Breed today declared a state of emergency as a proactive measure to strengthen the city’s preparedness to respond to COVID-19. 

We want you to know that we have been working closely with our public health counterparts across the city and state, as well as with the CDC, since the coronavirus outbreak began in December 2019. 

The health and safety of our UCSF community, and our patients and visitors, is among our most important priorities. We remain focused on three primary goals:

  • providing compassionate and safe care for patients with COVID-19,
  • providing support and training to keep our health care workers and other employees safe while caring for these patients, and
  • communicating regularly with and offering guidance to the UCSF community during this fluid situation.

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