Updated 7:55 p.m. ET
The Trump administration declared a public health emergency in the U.S. Friday in response to the global coronavirus outbreak.
"Today President Trump took decisive action to minimize the risk of novel coronavirus in the United States," said U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar at a White House press conference.
The risk of contracting the coronavirus is the U.S. is low — something that federal health administration officials emphasized repeatedly. "We are working to keep the risk low," Azar said.