“One year ago, we stood face-to-face with a public health crisis that would challenge us in unprecedented ways. District 45 was among the hardest-hit communities. We lost loved ones that we longed to see, embrace, share laughs and experiences. As New Yorkers, we overcame the darkest period of this pandemic by relying upon each other’s courage and strength. We were inspired by our frontline and essential workers who risked their lives to save and serve others. Our road to recovery will be difficult, but we will prevail with friendship, love, greater access to mental health and supportive services. May our COVID-19 Day of Remembrance bring healing and newfound hope that we are nearing the end of a hard-fought battle to emerge victorious,” said Council Member Farah N. Louis.

Read the full press release from the Office of the Mayor (link).