BOISE, Idaho — Boise City Council President Elaine Clegg announced this morning she is self-quarantining after attending the National League of Cities annual Congressional Cities Conference earlier this month.
Clegg has been advised two people who attended the conference tested positive for COVID-19 after they returned home. One attendee did attend the same committee as Clegg on March 8. 75 people participated in the committee meeting and the person did not participate in the smaller committee dinner.
The conference followed best practices with no handshaking and multiple hand sanitizing stations. Committee officials also handed out small sanitizer bottles to all attendees.
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.
Clegg will continue to help lead the city response to coronavirus and any other work virtually.