Posted Date: 02/26/2021
To recognize the one-year mark of COVID-19’s arrival in Oklahoma and to honor all of those who have been directly affected, the community is invited to join in a minute of silence on Monday.
Organized by Saint Francis Health System, the minutelong observance will start at noon.
A number of area churches will participate by ringing their bells.
It’s a good time “to pause to reflect upon the year that has passed since Oklahoma’s first COVID-19 patient was diagnosed,” Saint Francis officials said in a statement. “Let our silence serve as a tribute to those we have lost and as a testament to our collective perseverance.”
The moment is intended to show support for Oklahomans who have lost loved ones to the virus or who have been affected in other ways, they said.