NEW ORLEANS– The Presidential Inaugural Committee has invited the City of New Orleans to participate in President-elect Joe Biden’s upcoming memorial ceremony and national moment of unity, which recognizes the thousands of lives lost to COVID-19 across the country.
The City of New Orleans placed white flags in Lafayette Square to honor New Orleanians who lost their lives due to COVID-19. In front of Gallier Hall, citizens are encouraged to place photographs, cards, flowers, or other tokens of their loved ones.
Mayor LaToya Cantrell and City Council President Helena Moreno hosted a small memorial ceremony in Lafayette Square this afternoon.
The City of New Orleans is currently in the planning stages to build a permanent memorial for COVID-19 victims. 695 have died because of COVID-19 in New Orleans.