Wichita mayor, 3 council members end self-quarantine

Coronavirus

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple and three City Council members ended their self-quarantine Thursday after being told two people at a conference they attended last week have the coronavirus.

Whipple and council members Becky Tuttle, James Clendenin and Brandon Johnson attended the National League of Cities conference in Washington D.C. The group informed attendees on Tuesday that two people who tested positive for the virus were active participants at the conference.

Whipple said he feels fine but that he will work from home for the time being “out of an abundance of caution.” They have since ended their quarantine.

Six members of the city council in Kansas City, Missouri, self-quarantined earlier this week after attending the same conference.

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