Mayor de Blasio announced that Sunday will be a day of remembrance in New York City.
Sunday is the one-year anniversary of NYC's first reported coronavirus-related death. The city has announced a virtual memorial service honoring all of the New Yorkers who have died from the virus. 30,000 people are known to have died in New York City from COVID-19.
“We’re going to mark Sunday with a sense of respect and love for the families who have lost loved ones in this crisis,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference on Monday. “We’re going to remember the people we’ve lost.”
Families are encouraged to submit names and photographs of loved ones to be memorialized. The city is accepting online submissions at AirTable.com.
The memorial will be live streamed on the NYCMayor accounts on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube at 7:45 p.m.