The City requests names and photographs of the people we lost for an official remembrance marking the first anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dear Sisters and Brothers, 

In New York City, we will soon reach a solemn milestone – last year, the first known COVID-19 death in our city was confirmed on March 14. We’ve lost thousands of our beloved New Yorkers since then. 

This year, March 14, will be a day of remembrance in our city as we honor the many New Yorkers who passed away during the pandemic. The New York City Mayor’s Office will be hosting an official memorial event on this day. 

We have experienced unimaginable loss as a city. The New Yorkers who died were our families and our friends, they were the frontline and essential workers who made our city run, and they were neighbors who made our communities feel like home.  

Although we cannot come together in mourning, we’d like to encourage anyone who has lost a loved one to COVID-19 to participate in the City’s memorial event by sharing the name and photograph of the person they lost. The photograph may be featured as part of the City’s ceremony.

If you’d like to share the name and picture of someone you lost to COVID-19, please CLICK HERE and provide permission.  

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