Could Californians Bring the Coronavirus to Boise?
The day after San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a pre-emptive state of emergency for the city, saying “Although there are still zero confirmed cases in San Francisco residents, the global picture is changing rapidly, and we need to step up preparedness. We see the virus spreading in new parts of the world every day, and we are taking the necessary steps to protect San Franciscans from harm.”, a new coronavirus case was confirmed in California.
The CDC announced yesterday that the first case of coronavirus in a patient who did not travel overseas has been confirmed in the U.S.
“At this time, the patient’s exposure is unknown,” the CDC said in a statement. “It’s possible this could be an instance of community spread of COVID-19, which would be the first time this has happened in the United States.”
The new California case brings the total number of people diagnosed in the U.S. to 15. None of those cases are in Idaho, so it makes you wonder, especially after someone in the office mentioned this today, could all of the Californians migrating to the Treasure Valley potentially bring in the coronavirus?
Obviously, anyone can get this virus if exposed. And as the virus continues to spread and become more of a threat here in the states. it's totally possible for someone to bring it in from California. It's also totally possible for someone here to travel, catch it, and expose someone else to it here.
I love California. And I love Californians. And I love that more people are moving to the Treasure Valley. But definitely something to think about.