There are more than six million confirmed U.S. cases of COVID-19, and we have crossed the threshold of 200,000 lives taken with no end in sight. These are our grandparents, parents, siblings, children, coworkers, and neighbors. No one is immune from this pandemic, and the crisis is not over.
On Sunday, October 4th, the American College of Emergency Physicians is partnering with COVID Survivors for Change to host the National COVID-19 Day of Remembrance in Washington, D.C. This safe and socially-distanced event from the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. is an opportunity to remember those lost to COVID-19, honor frontline and essential workers, and call for great action from our elected officials.
The event will elevate the voices of families and victims of COVID-19 from around the country and from communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The service will be streamed online.
We hope you will join us on October 4 to remember those we’ve lost to the virus and call on leaders to do more. You can learn more about the event by visiting the https://nationalcovidremembrance.org/National Day of Remembrance website. If you would like to honor the memory of a loved one during the vent, you can share their name here.