Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed that, on Friday evening, March 5, Maryland will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the state’s first confirmed cases of COVID-19 with buildings across the state lit up amber. The commemoration will also be a day of remembrance in honor of the more than 7,700 Marylanders who have lost their lives during the pandemic. Talbot County will join the State and host its ceremony on Friday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m. on the lawn of the Talbot County Courthouse and invites citizens to join in a moment of silence.
According to a proclamation issued by the Talbot County Council about this COVID-19 remembrance, “Local and state governments, health departments and public servants have taken bold actions to protect residents, support struggling economies, and find innovative ways to provide services. Essential workers have also stepped up to provide critical services to help protect our communities and save lives, sacrificing their own health and safety.”
Dr. Maria Maguire, Talbot County Health Officer, has reported that the county has had 29 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 and over 2,240 confirmed cases of the virus.
Chuck Callahan, President of the Talbot County Council, comments, “It is important to join together to remember the lives lost and to thank our first responders, health providers and partner agencies for their amazing work during this pandemic. As we work through vaccinating our community, we remind the public to continue to wear face masks in public, maintain a 6-foot distance when in public and register for the vaccine when they are eligible. We will get through this by working together.”
As of today, Maryland has reported 383,956 confirmed cases of COVID-19.