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CDC Call on 03/05/20--What Clinicians Need to Know to Prepare for COVID-19

On February 28, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of COVID-19 infection. It has been posted on the SFDPH Disease Prevention & Control Website at .

Additionally, the CDC will be hosting a “COCA Call: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update --What Clinicians Need to Know to Prepare for COVID-19 in the United States” on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 11:00am-12:00pm (PT) to provide information about what clinicians can do to prepare for COVID-19 including identifying persons under investigation, applying infection prevention and control measures, assessing risks for exposures, optimizing the use of personal protective equipment supplies, and managing and caring for patients (inpatient and at home). Due to the high demand anticipated for this COCA Call, participants are asked to access it in a group format, if possible, to allow for the maximum number of people to participate.


To join: or
Dial +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 695 903 771
International numbers available:
If you are unable to attend this live COCA Call, it will be available to view on-demand a few hours after the call.

Suspected cases should be reported immediately by phone to the San Francisco Department of Public Health at (415) 554-2830. If calling after hours, follow instructions to reach the on-call physician.

Disease Prevention and Control Branch
Population Health Division
San Francisco Department of Public Health


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