Newmarket commemorates National Day of Observance for Canadians who have lost their lives to COVID-19
Flags at all Newmarket facilities and buildings are flying at half-mast on March 11 for the National Day of Observance for COVID-19. As this week marks the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization's declaration of a global pandemic we take a moment on this National Day of Observance to honour those we have lost to the COVID-19 virus and reflect on the impact it has had in Newmarket and beyond.
"Today we take a pause to think about all those in our Newmarket community, our country and around the world who have lost their lives to COVID-19," says Mayor John Taylor. "These are our friends, neighbours, family members and loved ones. Today we honour and commemorate their lives and we stand united with their families, while we remember their everlasting legacies. The best thing we can do to honour those we have lost is to continue to work together, be strong and follow the public health guidelines."
As of March 9, 2021 the Town of Newmarket has had over 1,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and unfortunately 37 of those resulted in deaths.
Newmarket reminds residents to do their part and help break the chain of transmission. Practice physical distancing and stay at least 6ft. (2m. apart) from other people to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
For more information on COVID-19 in Newmarket, please visit newmarket.ca/covid19. For further information on COVID-19 in York Region, please visit york.ca/covid19