On March 17th, 2020, NLC notified attendees of the Congressional City Conference of two individuals at the event who tested positive for COVID-19. We are committed to ensuring you have the most up-to-date information regarding this exposure risk. Please see below for answers to some commonly asked questions we have received, in addition to more information on specific sessions and events the attendees participated in.
Can you tell us the name of the person who has the confirmed cases?
We are not permitted under privacy laws to disclose the names of individuals with confirmed COVID-19.
Can you share where the attendees came from/traveled back to?
Both confirmed cases of COVID-19 involved attendees from the state of Colorado.
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: Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Meeting, NLCU: Leading Through Disruption
- Monday, March 9: Western Municipal Association Meeting, Workshop: Asking Congress for Transportation Wins, Colorado Issues Briefing
- Tuesday, March 10: Meetings on Capitol Hill with their local delegation
- Wednesday, March 11: 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?
The guidance we have received from DC Public Health, the jurisdiction of where the conference took place is that each conference attendee should track their own symptoms and if they feel sick, contact a healthcare professional. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.