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Pandemic Task Force to hold Moment of Silence on May 10

ST. LOUIS – A moment of silence is planned at 10 a.m. on May 10 to acknowledge and honor the people who have lost their own lives or loved ones to the COVID-19 coronavirus, and also the people who have stepped up to serve and save others during this pandemic.

The moment of silence is being organized by St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force. It’s asking local government agencies, businesses, friends and neighbors to participate.

May 10, a Monday, kicks off National Hospital and Health Care Week. Among those being honored are health care personnel, first responders and other essential workers.

“We simply want to take a moment to recognize all those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Alex Garza, the leader of the task force.

“Essential workers in every corner of our community put aside their personal concerns over the past year, rising as true heroes, and we think this is a small way to show our support for them,” he said.

“If we’ve learned one thing through this pandemic it’s that we are stronger together,” Garza added. “This moment of silence is something simple we can each do to demonstrate strength and unity as we continue to move forward as a community in our recovery from the pandemic.” 

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