Lightfoot invites Chicagoans to participate in national COVID-19 memorial service

Lit candle

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the City of Chicago, in partnership with the incoming Biden-Harris Administration, invite everyone in Chicago to take part in the National COVID-19 Memorial Service to remember the lives lost to COVID-19.

On Tuesday, at 6 p.m., residents and businesses across Chicago are asked to turn off their lights and electronics, step outside their home or workplace, and light a candle in a moment of silence for those who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

Following 10 minutes of reflection, everyone will turn the lights back on at 6:10 p.m. to symbolize moving from darkness to light.

The city will be dark during this moment as people reflect together on the pandemic and its impact on the city and country. The Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA) and Navy Pier are just some of those participating across Chicago.

Businesses and residents are encouraged to share how they are participating by emailing covidmemorial@cityofchicago.org and post on social media using #brightertogether.