On this early Friday morning, the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management and the Department of Public Health just announced the launch of a new COVID-19 public information system text message alert system. The system will allow city officials to send real-time information and news to the public concerning the novel coronavirus in San Francisco.
The public can sign up to receive the text messages by texting COVID19SF to the shortcode: 888-777. Officials said the system, which is being administered as AlertSF, will let public health and safety officials issue information and instructions about the nation wide concerned virus and will also be used to communicate the potential cancellation of major events and public facility closures.
To sign up for AlertSF text the AlertSF to 888-777 or visit: http://www.alertsf.org