CHICAGO (CBS) — City officials have unveiled a new website where people can share stories about family, friends, and neighbors who have died of COVID-19.
The new ‘Chicago Remembers’ website will feature pictures and stories of coronavirus victims for anyone to see.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Chilly, Rainy Saturday Night; Gradually Warming Temperatures Next Week
“In light of the current situation, the way we mourn and celebrate one’s life needs to be reimagined,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement. “The Virtual Memorial is just one way to help Chicagoans cope with the sudden loss of their loved one to COVID-19, but also to celebrate their lives and memories.”READ MORE: Salvation Army Gives Away COVID-19 Relief Baskets In Englewood
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People can submit stories of those who have died from COVID-19 at https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/memorial-wall.html