As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, precautions like social distancing, event cancellations, and even unnecessary panic shopping are underway.
As state and national officials make sure steps to ensure that the Center for Disease Control’s best practices for preventing the novel coronavirus’s spread are being followed, San Francisco, including six other Bay Area counties, have taken immediate measures to protect denizens, including a shelter-in-place order until April 7. On Thursday, the entire state of California followed suit.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are on the rise across the state—on Tuesday, the state reported 2,246 cases, including 886 in the Bay Area—which has led to disruption of nearly every industry and everyone’s lives.
Here’s what you need to know about how the novel coronavirus is hitting San Francisco, from closures and public transit disruptions to its effect on housing and homeless people.