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Monroe Co., City of Rochester to mark one year since first local COVID case

Rochester, N.Y. – The City of Rochester and Monroe County are asking citizens to take a moment Thursday night to remember those lost to COVID-19, and those who’ve stepped up to help care for patients in the past year.
Thursday will mark one year since the first COVID-19 case was detected in Monroe County.
The city and county will declare Thursday “COVID-19 Commemoration Day” in memory of those who’ve died from the virus.
The day will also serve as one of thanks for healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers for all they’ve done over the course of the pandemic.
Citizens are asked to shine a light at 8 p.m. Thursday to mark the day. The Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport will be lit in white at the same time to honor essential workers.
13WHAM invites you to join us for a special edition of 13WHAM News at 5:30 Thursday evening, looking back at the pandemic one year later. We have also launched an online memorial for those who have died. You are welcome to submit your loved one’s name, photo and a message.

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