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Posted on: March 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Council Members in Self-Quarantine

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Marketing and Communications
March 17, 2020

Six members of the Winston-Salem City Council and two city staff members are in self-quarantine until March 26 on the advice of the Forsyth County public health director after learning this afternoon that they attended a conference last week with two people who have now been confirmed to have the COVID-19 virus.

The City Council meeting scheduled for March 23 has been canceled.

The council members and staff attended the annual Congressional City Conference last week in Washington, D.C., organized by the National League of Cities. Late this afternoon the city received an email from the league that two of the attendees at the conference have tested positive for the virus.

"The individuals were active participants in the conference—attending general sessions and workshops," the NLC said. "The conference attendees are currently under the care of healthcare professionals, recovering at home and feeling better…. While we are not able to officially determine how and when these individuals contracted the virus, nor are we permitted under privacy laws to disclose the names of individuals, we wanted to alert you immediately on the potential exposure risk. At this time, these are the only two known confirmed cases."

Health Director Joshua Swift recommended that those who attended the conference stay in self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of their return. Swift advised that if they do not have symptoms, they can go buy groceries or complete other essential errands as long as they observe social distancing protocol. Their 14-day isolation period will end March 26, City Manager Lee Garrity said.

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