U.S. officials are continuing to monitor and respond to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected and spreading in locations internationally – including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
The United States Conference of Mayors has a long history of working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and multiple Administrations in preparing or responding to past infectious disease outbreaks. Thus, we hope the information on this page below serves as a resource for you, city staff, and agency leadership as you continue to keep your residents and businesses best informed and prepared related to this evolving threat.
In addition to the resources here, we encourage mayors to join the Bloomberg Philathropies Coronavirus Local Response Initiative. Learn more here.