CCC COVID-19 Exposure—FAQ 3.21.20

The National League of Cities (NLC) is committed to ensuring you have the most up-to-date information regarding any COVID-19 exposure risk. NLC has been notified of a third individual who attended our Congressional City Conference that has tested positive for COVID-19. This is in addition to the two attendees NLC announced tested positive earlier this week.

Please see below for answers to some commonly asked questions, in addition to information on specific sessions and events the attendees participated in—including the updated information we have from today’s third confirmed case .

Can you tell us the name of the person(s) who have the confirmed cases?
We are not permitted under privacy laws to disclose the names of individuals with confirmed COVID-19 without their consent. With today’s confirmed case, the individual has authorized NLC to share their recent social media post, confirming their diagnosis.

Can you share where the attendees came from/traveled back to?
Two confirmed cases of COVID-19 involved attendees from the state of Colorado. Today’s additional confirmed case is from the state of Utah.

Can you tell us what sessions these people attended?
We have done our best to gather as much information as possible of what meetings and sessions the conference attendees with confirmed cases of COVID-19 participated in. See below for the most updated information.

Sunday, March 8:

  • Colorado Cases: Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Meeting, NLCU: Leading Through Disruption
  • NEW Utah Case: First Time Attendee Welcome Breakfast, APAMO Membership Meeting, Utah League of Cities and Towns meeting

Monday, March 9:

  1. Colorado Cases: Western Municipal Association Meeting, Workshop: Asking Congress for Transportation Wins, Colorado Issues Briefing
  2. NEW Utah Case: Workshop: Overcoming Obstacles to Affordable Housing, Large Cities Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 10:

  • Colorado Cases: Meetings on Capitol Hill with their local delegation
  • NEW Utah Case: Meetings on Capitol Hill with their local delegation

Wednesday, March 11:

  • Colorado Cases: Meetings on Capitol Hill with their state and local delegation

Can you provide any additional guidance on if we should quarantine ourselves or get tested?
Based on guidance from the CDC, if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. Additional questions about your own personal need for testing and quarantine should be directed to a healthcare professional.

If I test positive for COVID-19 and believe I exposed conference attendees, how should I alert the National League of Cities?
We encourage anyone who tests positive to alert NLC. Please contact questions@nlc.org. We will ensure confidentiality and follow up accordingly.

What other steps has NLC taken to share this exposure risk at the conference? Will you continue to provide additional information?
We alerted the District of Columbia government, all conference attendees, speakers and vendors as well as the conference hotel. Additionally, we will continue to notify all parities if additional cases of the virus are confirmed.

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