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Myrtle Beach City Council declares Monday, March 1, as COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day

The Myrtle Beach City Council declared Monday, March 1, as COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day. This is part of a national effort to recognize all those who have struggled with this illness, along with the healthcare professionals and others who have helped the victims. Here’s the proclamation:


WHEREAS, For more than a year, the COVID-19 global pandemic has transformed our lives, relationships, businesses and general health and well-being, with catastrophic results; and

WHEREAS, The COVID-19 virus is transmitted person-to-person, necessitating that we practice social distancing, limit gatherings, cancel events, empty classrooms, halt business and otherwise restrict our activities to avoid sharing the illness among friends, family and acquaintances; and

WHEREAS, Healthcare professionals, public employees, teachers and other essential workers have gone above and beyond to continue providing services in restricted and often dangerous conditions, risking their own health and safety to serve others in their professional capacities; and

WHEREAS, COVID-19 has sickened millions and claimed thousands of lives, both in the United States and around the world, causing pain for families who lost loved ones and leaving many victims of the virus with lingering side-effects; and

WHEREAS, Here in Horry County, more than 400 people have died from COVID-19, with thousands more battling the illness through the support of family and medical providers; and

WHEREAS, The first Monday in March has been designated as COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day, in remembrance of those who are no longer with us and in recognition of the struggle that many faced and continue to face as they battle this viral illness and its consequences;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED that the City of Myrtle Beach hereby declares Monday, March 1, 2021, as COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day, in honor of those who continue to suffer from the effects of the virus and in tribute to the essential workers who rose to assist us.

Signed and sealed this 23rd Day of February 2021.