The situation is constantly evolving with regard to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


For Singaporeans and visitors

We would recommend that you visit the website of the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) at for updated information on advisories and travel restrictions. Updated border control measures and FAQs can be found on the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website at


For Singaporeans in the US or visiting the US

Singaporeans in the US or visiting the US may monitor the local news and US agencies' websites (such as the Departments of Public Health) for updates on the COVID-19 situation. Some useful links as follows:

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website (

- California State (
--- Santa Clara County (
--- San Mateo County (
--- Alameda County (
--- San Francisco County (
--- Los Angeles County (
--- San Diego County (

- Washington State (
--- King's County (

- Oregon State (

- Arizona State (


For Singaporeans in San Francisco or visiting San Francisco

Advice from San Francisco city officials are as follows:

The best way for all San Franciscans to reduce their risk of getting sick, as with seasonal colds or the flu, still applies to prevent COVID-19:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Cover your cough or sneeze;
  • Stay home if you are sick;
  • Get your flu shot to protect against flu or symptoms similar to COVID-19;
  • Try alternatives to shaking hands, like an elbow bump or wave; and
  • If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing COVID-19 infections, monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials.

There is no recommendation to wear masks at this time to prevent yourself from getting sick.

You can also prepare for the possible disruption caused by an outbreak:

  • Make sure you have a supply of all essential medications for your family;
  • Make a child care plan if you or a care giver are sick;
  • Make arrangements about how your family will manage a school closure; and
  • Make a plan for how you can care for a sick family member without getting sick yourself.

The status of COVID-19 in San Francisco and the region is rapidly evolving. Please check the following online resources or call 3-1-1 for guidance regarding COVID-19 public heath safety information:

The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management and the Department of Public Health has also launched a COVID-19 public information system text message alert system. The system will allow city officials to send real-time information to the public concerning the novel coronavirus in San Francisco. Members of the public can sign up to receive the text messages by texting COVID19SF to the number: 888-777.


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