Utah To Join In National Moment Honoring Those Lost To COVID-19

Jan 19, 2021

At 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday the bells at the Utah State Capitol will ring 15 times in honor of the 1,500 Utahns who have reportedly died so far of COVID-19 since March.

According to a press release from the office of Gov. Spencer Cox, the state of Utah will join cities and towns across the country in lighting buildings in amber, lighting candles or ringing bells on Tuesday as part of a national COVID-19 memorial initiated by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

In the release Cox stated that “We will never forget the heavy toll this deadly virus has taken in this state, and we pray for comfort and peace to the families and friends left behind.” He said he hopes all Utahns will join in honoring those we have lost during this national moment of remembrance.