The special also featured Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, Rosita, Cookie Monster, Louie, Oscar the Grouch, Count von Count and Bert as well as appearances by Sesame Street’s Alan Muraoka (as Alan) and Sesame Workshop's Dr. Rosemarie Truglio (Senior VP of Curriculum and Content).
A second special was originally scheduled for May 30, 2020 at 10am ET, but was preempted by other news coverage and delayed until June 6th. The town hall special was retitled "Coming Together" with a new focus on racism. A second town hall special focusing on COVID-19 eventually aired on CNN on June 13, 2020.
The special featured Big Bird, Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, Count von Count, Cookie Monster, Louie, Raya, Rosita, Zoe and some Muppet chickens. Dr. Rosemarie Truglio (Senior VP of Curriculum and Content for Sesame Workshop) also appeared. The special featured a new original song about how children can protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic (featuring Gupta on the accordion). The special also included a reference to Twiddlebugs when talking about the size of the virus.