April 21, 2020

Mayors Respond to COVID-19

Executives and representatives from 24 cities worldwide joined the inaugural Bloomberg Philanthropies Partnership for Healthy Cities COVID-19 webinar series for mayors. The virtual convening provided city leaders with guidance on how to implement best-practice interventions such as physical distancing measures, in ways that are appropriate to each locations, effective in gaining acceptance from the community and which minimize social and economic impacts.

The session also provided a venue for an exchange of COVID-19 experiences and strategies among mayors. Participants heard the experience of Freetown, Sierra Leone—a city whose executive leadership acted quickly to address the COVID-19 threat.