Coronavirus COVID-19
Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19

Cities, towns and villages are on the front lines of responding to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in their community. Local elected leaders have the primary responsibility for ensuring the health and safety of their residents. Local governments have longstanding emergency protocols for public health emergencies and community members rely on them to provide them with timely, accurate information about their local preparedness and response.

NLC is committed to providing our members the necessary tools and resources to ensure local leaders are well equipped to navigate the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in their community.

To get the latest updates from NLC on COVID-19 Pandemic Response, click here.

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  • Webinar

The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for cities, counties, and the private sector to work together to provide contact tracing and testing services in their jurisdictions. Resources and training might differ throughout the country…

  • Press Release

Following the passage of the Moving Forward Act in the House today, Joe Buscaino, Los Angeles Council President Pro Tempore and President, National League of Cities made the following statement: 

"The National League of Cities applauds…

infrastructure
infrastructure
  • Webinar

Join this interactive session to learn how Grand Rapids, MI, Kansas City, MO, and Memphis, TN have used HUD grants to benefit their communities and residents. Featured cities will also share what they have accomplished using their grants, how…

Neighborhood
Neighborhood
  • Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) leadership announced the publication of new survey data from over 1,100 municipalities across the country on the financial impact of COVID-19 on America’s cities, towns and villages.…

infrastructure
infrastructure
  • Webinar

Green schoolyards are an exceptional use of public space, creating equitable access to green space, providing places to play and learn during school time, and offering community access out-of-school time. Cities Connecting Children to Nature…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON – Following today's release of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment report for the month of May, Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities made the following statement:

"While the U.S…

worker
worker

Local governments are on the front lines of our nation’s health, safety, and economic response to the coronavirus emergency. Communities need a strong local-federal partnership to stabilize local government operations, keep workers on the job,…

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hill
  • Webinar

Mental health issues, substance use, and stress are all on the rise in cities throughout the country. As COVID-19 and the racism pandemics have impacted lives in so many ways, associated implications are everywhere. From job loss and fear for…

city
city
  • Webinar

Local government employees are facing a range of new stressors, from adjusting to remote work and budget cuts to addressing community concerns and uncertainty related to COVID-19, racial injustices, the economic downturn, and unemployment. Local…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON – More than 170 businesses, associations, and community organizations sent a letter to congressional leaders in the House and Senate today urging them to provide direct federal assistance to America’s cities, towns, and villages in the…

Congress
Congress