eUpdate - March 19, 2021
Join Us for an Honor and Healing Event Marking One-Year Since Contra Costa’s First COVID-19 Death
Monday, March 22 from 8 to 8:30 pm on CCTV, Facebook and YouTube
This Monday, March 22 marks one year since the first death from COVID-19 in Contra Costa County. 730 individuals have died over the past year in our County.
Join us remotely that night at 8 pm for a 30-minute remembrance ceremony to honor and heal.
To honor those who have died from COVID-19 in our county, our state, our nation and around the world. And to heal from the pain, suffering and despair felt in our communities and throughout the world during this pandemic.
The event will be telecast on Contra Costa Television, with streaming on Facebook Live and YouTube.
WHAT: Hope & Healing Event marking one year since Contra Costa lost its first resident to COVID-19.
WHEN: Monday, March 22, 8 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: You can watch the ceremony live at:
During the last year, I woke up every day feeling hope and gratitude.
I felt hope that the amazing resourcefulness, talent, innovation and passion of our community would get us through our darkest moments. And indeed they did!
I felt gratitude by how our community and the County came together every day to protect and help each other through this challenging year.
I felt gratitude for the great work of our county employees, especially our healthcare workers, who put themselves out on the front lines to protect our community.
I felt gratitude for those many individuals and community groups who worked hard to help those who are homeless, to help families who needed school meals, to help people get through wildfire challenges and power outages, and to help deliver meals to homebound seniors.
I am so proud how our community members sacrificed for each other.
Despite the challenges of the past year, our communities have stood up for change, for social justice, and for racial justice.
The Black Lives Matter protests and marches that occurred last year have laid the groundwork for making our County a better place for all.
I strongly believe that we are going to get through this and be stronger and more resilient.
The partnerships and the relationships that have been formed to help community over this past year will endure as we move forward.
Thank you Contra Costa for giving us hope!
Join me this Monday night to come together to honor and heal.