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San Francisco Mayor London Breed declared a state of emergency for the City of San Francisco on Tuesday in response to the global coronavirus outbreak. While there are no cases of COVID-19 in San Francisco, declaring a state of emergency allows the city to be better prepared with resources at the ready, should a case arise.

Hotel Council President, Kevin Carroll, released the following statement on Wednesday in response to travel and the coronavirus,:

“San Francisco Hotels are safe, open and ready to welcome visitors. While the coronavirus is a developing global situation, at this time there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in San Francisco.  The decision by San Francisco’s Mayor to declare a state of emergency was out of an abundance of caution and will mobilize city, state and federal resources in order to be fully prepared to address future needs if necessary. 

The San Francisco Hotel industry will continue to  work closely with our city partners to ensure a safe and welcoming experience for our guests and employees.  We will communicate any updates as we receive them.”

 – Kevin Carroll,
President & CEO
Hotel Council of San Francisco