San Francisco Declares State Of Emergency Over Monkeypox

Officials in San Francisco declared a state of emergency due to the rising monkeypox cases.

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With this situation, the city can get reimbursed by state and federal governments as it mobilizes the resources, accelerates emergency planning, and streamlines staffing. This declaration is effective from August 1.

“San Francisco showed during COVID that early action is essential for protecting public health,” Mayor London Breed stated.

“We know that this virus impacts everyone equally – but we also know that those in our LGBTQ community are at greater risk right now. Many people in our LGBTQ community are scared and frustrated. This local emergency will allow us to continue to support our most at-risk while also better preparing for what’s to come.”

Reported cases in San Francisco are rising, so the Department of Public Health reported 261 cases until Wednesday; 222 cases were from the day before. Deaths haven’t been reported.

“We need to be prepared, and this declaration will allow us to serve the city better,” San Francisco Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax stated.

“Our COVID-19 response has taught us that it is imperative that we mobilize city resources. The declaration helps us ensure we have all the tools available to augment our outreach, testing, and treatment, especially to the LGBTQ+ who remain at highest risk for Monkeypox.”

Gordon Mar, the supervisor, stated that it was the right move.

“And with this emergency declaration, Public Health Emergency Leave — the law I wrote expanding paid leave for public health emergencies — will now cover monkeypox in addition to COVID-19 when it takes effect on October 1,” wrote Mar.

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