SALT LAKE CITY — The bells of the Utah State Capitol rang Tuesday in honor of those who have lost their lives to COVID-19.
Gov. Spencer Cox ordered the bells to ring 15 times in remembrance of the 1,500 Utahns who have died since March.
Along with the Capitol, cities and towns across the state were asked to ring their bells and light their government buildings in amber.
“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.”
#ICYMI the bells 🔔 at the Salt Lake City & County Building rang for 60 seconds this afternoon to honor family, friends, neighbors and loved ones who we’ve lost over the year to #COVID19. Sending love ❤️ & strength. @slcmayor @slcCouncil @bereadyslc #utpol #slc #COVIDMemorial pic.twitter.com/CRoz3goJQn— SLCgov (@SLCgov) January 19, 2021