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APH remembers those lost to Covid
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 by Tai Moses
Last week Austin-Travis County reached the grim milestone of 450 deaths from Covid-19. Last Thursday, in memory of those lost souls, Austin Public Health staffers displayed 450 lit candles at the Long Center for Performing Arts. The following day, buildings across downtown turned their lights green “to promote the continued health of our community during the pandemic.” The health department hopes the memorial will serve to remind the community that Covid is not going anywhere, and that, with the holiday season approaching, it’s more critical than ever “to practice protective behaviors such as washing your hands often, masking and social distancing in public, covering coughs and sneezes, not touching your face, and staying home if you’re sick.”
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