COVID-19 Statement from Boise City Council President Elaine Clegg

March 18, 2020


I attended the National League of Cities annual Congressional Cities Conference from March 8-10. I have been advised that two people at this conference tested positive for COVID-19 after they returned home. One of them is recorded as attending the same committee meeting I did on March 8. There were 75 people in that and the person in question did not attend the smaller committee dinner later that day. The Conference followed best practices, with no hand shaking and many sanitizing stations with wipes. They also handed out small bottles of sanitizer to each attendee.

As soon as I received notice, I ceased any interaction with those outside my household and have been following CDC recommendations to self-quarantine for 14 days from the day I might have last been exposed. I have contacted my primary care physician and was advised by them to stay home and let them know if any symptoms arise. I have not had any symptoms but will stay in self quarantine until March 24.

I will continue to help lead the cities response to the coronavirus and any other work virtually.

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