The state of Utah joins cities and towns across the country in lighting buildings in amber, lighting candles or ringing bells at 3:30 p.m. MT as part of a national COVID-19 memorial initiated by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
The bells at the Utah State Capitol will ring 15 times in remembrance of the 1,500 Utahns who have died since March 2020 of COVID-19.
“We will never forget the heavy toll this deadly virus has taken in this state, and we pray for comfort and peace to the families and friends left behind,” Gov. Cox said. “We hope all Utahns will join in honoring those we have lost during this national moment of remembrance.”