Washington, DC Anchor Shares How His Mother’s Funeral Became Covid Superspreader Event

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

WUSA anchor Adam Longo shared a precautionary tale as he detailed his family’s close call with Covid-19.

On November 5, the D.C. anchor’s mother passed away from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.

Then, 17 people in his family who attended the funeral—including Longo’s father—got the coronavirus after they “unwittingly facilitated two possible ‘superspreader’ events,” Longo wrote. One was a gathering at a hotel lobby, while the other occurred at his father’s house after the funeral.


“The biggest thing that I wanted to share was that you’re not safe just because you’re around somebody who you are familiar with. A close family member, a close friend. We can’t drop our guard at all,” Longo wrote. “I didn’t choose to share this story to throw any of my family members ‘under the bus.’ We are all to blame for casting aside and ignoring the proven advice of medical experts.”

Longo added that he, his wife and children all managed to avoid contracting the coronavirus, because they wore masks.

“I did not end up returning to work in person until Dec. 8, 24 days after having close contact with someone who had tested positive.”

You can read his entire story here.