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.

Recent

  • 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
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) formally introduced the bipartisan State and Municipal Assistance for Recovery and Transition (SMART) Act. This legislation aims to deliver critical, federal relief…

  • Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives introduced the HEROES Act, a proposal for the next set of economic funding and relief in the ongoing national COVID-19 response and recovery. The bill includes funds for our nation's cities,…

House of Representatives
House of Representatives
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON— May 5, 2020 – Today, the National League of Cities, the voice of the over 19,000 cities, towns and villages in the United States, launched a campaign to secure economic relief for the communities on the frontline of America’s response…

Cities Are Essential
Cities Are Essential
  • Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House passed an interim package to provide $484 billion to small businesses and hospitals. It passed the Senate on Tuesday, and the President is expected to sign swiftly. Unfortunately, state and local governments are…

capitol
capitol
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the National Association of Counties (NACo), National League of Cities (NLC) and United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) combined voices to advocate for and promote the health and well-being of America’s cities, towns,…

Washngton
Washngton
  • News Announcement

The following is a statement from Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities:

"As the majority of our country stays home and practices social distancing, the National League of Cities continues to assess…

  • Webinar

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many cities and states have ordered their residents to shelter in place. These shelter in place orders have brought to light a glaring problem with the US housing system: that many people do not have a place…

homelessness
homelessness
  • Webinar

To keep up with the evolving COVID-19 response, the Department of Homeland Security released new guidance on March 28th for cities and states who are responsible for defining “essential workers” that ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our…

COVID-19
COVID-19
  • Webinar

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, most communities have been asked to restrict their movements and access education, work, socializing, and healthcare online at home. However, more than 20% of households lack a laptop or desktop computer at…

online
online