The Utah State Capitol bells rang 15 times on Tuesday, in honor of the 1,500 Utahns who have died of COVID-19 since March 2020.
Gov. Spencer J. Cox ordered that the bell ringing as part of a nationwide day of remembrance for the victims of the pandemic.
The state of Utah also joined cities and towns across the country in lighting buildings in amber, lighting candles or ringing bells at 3:30 p.m. MT. The remembrance events sparked after a national COVID-19 memorial was initiated by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
“We will never forget the heavy toll this deadly virus has taken in this state, and we pray for comfort and peace to the families and friends left behind,” Gov. Cox said. “We hope all Utahns will join in honoring those we have lost during this national moment of remembrance.”
The ringing was streamed live to the State of Utah COVID-19 Response Facebook page and can also be heard below.