Released: March 2, 2022
March 6 will mark two years since the COVID-19 pandemic first affected our community. On March 6, 2020, the first case of COVID-19 in the state was reported in Delaware County. It was a day that would be the beginning of devastating impacts across our entire community.
Tragically, in the past 2 years, Delaware County has lost over 1,800 people due to the virus. These are our family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and members of our community. During the 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.
Delaware County Council extends our deepest condolences to those who have lost a loved one to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The County will hold a Remembrance Vigil on Tuesday, March 8 at 1pm on the steps of the Courthouse. Members of the community are invited to attend to pay tribute to their loved ones. The memorial will also be live-streamed on the County’s website: https://delcopa.gov/covid/memorial.html
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. The hope is that the memorial will serve as a collective healing for our community.