NORWICH – Chenango County has partnered with Live Event NY to commemorate the individuals lost due to COVID-19.
According to Chenango County Public Health and Code Enforcement Director Isaiah Sutton, the tribute will be visible Monday night on the front of the Chenango County Office Building. Sutton said it will consist of a series of different colored lights, and a white ribbon projected onto the front of the office building.
“The ribbon of light project was created by Chenango County Director of Public Facilities Julie Gates, and will run through February and March,” said Sutton. “It’s a great way of showing respect and recognizing all of the lives lost due to the pandemic.”
Sutton said while six additional deaths were reported in today’s COVID-19 report, this only reflects when the cause of death was confirmed and not necessarily when the deaths actually occurred. He said regardless of when it occurs, all loss of life related to this pandemic is tragic, and now more than ever its important people follow best safety practices.
“It puts into stark reality how important it is that we follow best practices, wear masks, stay home if you’re feeling sick,” he added. “Tests are significantly more available than they were even six months ago, and early identification of cases is our strongest tool to stop the spread.”
Anyone interested in getting tested may visit doineedacovid19test.com/ for additional information.