Released: January 15, 2021
Delaware County will participate in a national COVID-19 Memorial on Jan. 19. Delaware County Council will hold a tribute beginning at 5:15p.m., which will be streamed live on the County’s website.
The ceremony serves as a time to remember those we have lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the community are invited to watch live and participate by lighting a candle in their window or inside of their home. Municipalities are invited to light up their government buildings that evening and churches are invited to ring bells at 5:30p.m.
Tragically, to date, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the death of over 387,000 Americans and we have lost 1,053 beloved Delaware County residents to the virus. These are our family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and members of our community.
During this pandemic, many family members and friends were not able to say goodbye to their loved ones due to public health concerns or travel restrictions, causing even more pain during an already difficult time of grieving.
In the midst of this deadly pandemic, where so many are grieving the loss of a family member, friend, neighbor, or coworker, it’s important that we pause and reflect, and remember each person we have lost. We hope this memorial will serve as a collective healing for our community.
The memorial will be live-streamed beginning at 5:15p.m. on Jan. 19: