Mayor Proclaims First Monday of March “COVID-19 Memorial Day”
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
The City of Daytona Beach put out a release, addressing a proclamation issued by Mayor Derrick Henry, designating the first Monday of March as “COVID-19 Memorial Day.”
The proclamation, which was signed back in January, covers the challenges that the community faced over the last year like distance learning, bold actions taken by local and state governments, and finding innovative ways to provide services.
Public health guidelines to help with the mitigation of the disease have been put into place across the country, including social distancing measures and wear facial coverings in public places.
"COVID-19 Memorial Day," will be held in remembrance of those who have lost their lives and in honor of those who continue to suffer from the impact of the virus.
“Whereas each life lost to COVID-19 mattered and leaves a hole in the hearts of loved ones, family members, and the surrounding community,” the proclamation says.
Residents are encouraged to continue to take steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and be supportive of those impacted by the pandemic.