2021年11月26日，世界衛生組織將一個新的變種 B.1.1.529 歸類為受關注變種，並將其命名為Omicron。 美國疾病控制與預防中心一直積極監測和為這個變種作準備，我們將繼續與國內和全球其他公共衛生合作，以了解更多相關訊息。
於11月29日，加州和三藩市的公共衛生局證實，最近一名加州居民的新冠病例是由 Omicron 變種引起。 這名人士為三藩市居民，於2021年11月22日從南非旅遊回國，已自我隔離，並出現了輕微症狀。 當局正在繼續與這名人士談論與其有緊密接觸過的其他人士。
我們明白到在三藩市內中檢測到 Omicron 變種只是時間問題，市府一直所做的工作已經為我們處理這個病毒變種做好了準備。 在此，我們繼續鼓勵每個人接種疫苗，接種加強劑，並採取措施保護彼此的健康及安全。
隨著 Omicron 變種的出現，進一步強調了疫苗接種、加強劑和一般預防措施都是預防新型冠狀病毒的重要關鍵。 5歲及以上的人都應該接種疫苗，而18歲以上的人亦應該接種疫苗加強劑。三藩市是世界上疫苗接種率最高的地方之一，佔共人口的81%，目前每天亦為5,000多名人士接種疫苗加強劑。三藩市還制定了其他安全措施，例如室內公共場所內佩戴口罩的規定，一些商業的疫苗接種要求證明，以及強化測試和監控系統。 這些安全措施使我們能夠有效地抵抗例如 Omicron 的新冠病毒變種。
First Confirmed Case of Omicron Variant————By Mayor London Breed
On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new variant, B.1.1.529, as a Variant of Concern and named it Omicron. The CDC has been actively monitoring and preparing for this variant, and we will continue to work diligently with other U.S. and global public health and industry partners to learn more.
On November 29, the California and San Francisco Departments of Public Health confirmed that a recent case of COVID-19 among an individual in California was caused by the Omicron variant. The individual was a traveler who returned from South Africa on November 22, 2021. The individual, who is a San Francisco resident, self-isolated and experienced mild symptoms. We are continuing to speak with the individual about any persons with whom they have been in contact.
Here in San Francisco, we have one of the highest vaccination rates and lowest death rates in the country because of the actions our residents have taken from the beginning of this pandemic to keep each other safe.
We knew that it was only a matter of time until the Omicron variant was detected in our city, and the work that we have done to this point has prepared us to handle this variant. We continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated, get boosted, and take steps to keep each other safe.
The recent emergence of the Omicron variant further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, and general prevention strategies needed to protect against COVID-19. Everyone 5 and older should get vaccinated and boosters are recommended for everyone 18 years and older.
San Francisco has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world at 81% of the eligible population, and is currently administering boosters to more than 5,000 vaccinated individuals a day. The City also has in place other safety protocols, such as universal masking in indoor public settings, and proof of vaccination requirements for certain businesses, as well as a robust testing and surveillance system. These safety measures put the City in a good position to fight COVID variants, such as Omicron.
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London N. Breed