Vincent Pan, co-executive director of Chinese for Affirmative Action, said his organization has tried to make sure that the community is not panicking over the coronavirus.

“People are really suffering and dying across the world, and I think one of our first responsibilities is to show compassion and concern even as we try to prepare here for whatever comes. We’re trying to keep things in perspective, and knowing that relatively speaking, we’re placed in the Bay Area where we can still do a lot of preparation and be smart about this without devolving into fear,” he said.