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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  • Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Following the news of the HEALS Act negotiations stalling unemployment data this morning, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

“America’s cities…

Cities Are Essential
Cities Are Essential
  • Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Following the release of July 2020 unemployment data this morning, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

“Today’s jobs report underscores the…

workers
workers
  • Press Release

Following the release of unemployment data for the last week of July, Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities made the following statement:

The data is clear – the economic recovery is stagnant, if not…

unemployment
unemployment
  • Press Release

Washington, D.C. – A recent CNBC/Change Research poll found that more than two-thirds of voters support relief for state and local governments facing unprecedented shortfalls due to the pandemic. 69% of voters surveyed at the end of July…

federal government
federal government
  • Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, members of the Trump Administration and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly claimed that more than $100 billion in CARES Act funding was still left for local governments to address ongoing budgetary…

local government
local government

On Monday, August 3, join an emergency Cities Are Essential campaign call to prepare for the final push to secure direct local aid.

Next week is a critical week for negotiations around the next COVID-19 relief package. The current Senate…

Congress
Congress
  • Press Release

Following the release of official data for second-quarter economic output, Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities made the following statement:

“Today’s devastating report on the contraction of the U.S…

Jobs
Jobs
  • Press Release

Washington, D.C. – For months, top economists from around the country have called on Congress to include direct aid to local governments in the next COVID-19 relief package in order to stave off disastrous long-term economic effects of the…

economy
economy
  • Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Following the Senate’s unveiling of the HEALS Act, which includes no aid to local governments, municipal leaders from across the country made their voices heard on the vital need for Congress to support cities, towns and…

Senate
Senate
  • Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Senate released an initial proposal for the next round of federal coronavirus relief. The framework, the HEALS Act, will kick off negotiations between the Senate, House and Administration on a final relief package,…

Capitol
Capitol