San Francisco Launches a Emergency COVID-19 Text Alert System

By on March 6, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 26: People wear surgical masks as they walk along Chinatown’s Grant Avenue on February 26, 2020 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco Mayor London Breed declared a local state of emergency on Tuesday to get prepared in case of a possible Coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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:

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