Statement on Congressional City Conference Coronavirus Exposure

March 17, 2020 - (2 min read)

The National League of Cities learned today two attendees of the Congressional City Conference 2020 have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals were active participants in the conference—attending general sessions and workshops.

The conference attendees are currently under the care of healthcare professionals, recovering at home and feeling better.

The health and safety of our conference guests is our top priority. While we are not able to officially determine how and when these individuals contracted the virus, nor are we permitted under privacy laws to disclose the names of individuals, we wanted to alert you immediately on the potential exposure risk. At this time, these are the only two known confirmed cases.

Through guidance provided by the DC Health department, if you are feeling sick, please stay at home. Contact your healthcare provider immediately to let them know you may have been exposed and need to be evaluated.

As we each navigate this unprecedented time in our country, we understand the additional anxiety this news may cause. We will continue to update you as we learn of any additional information on and through email. For frequently asked questions, please visit this page. If you have any immediate questions please feel free to contact


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