Moment of silence for those lost in COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 9:59 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 00:17:28-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — More than 1,100 Coloradans have lost their lives in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday night those victims were honored as more than 90 communities across Colorado lit up in red for one minute at 7:00 p.m. -- showing solidarity during a statewide moment of silence.

Many grieving families across the state and around the world have been unable to say goodbye to their loved ones due to the coronavirus.

In a briefing earlier in the day, Governor Jared Polis said this is a chance to come together.

"And for those who have suffered loss, this is really Colorado coming together to support you in your time of grief, when we cant come together physically we're coming together on our own with our very powerful moment of silence or prayer to remember the loss that you've had," Gov. Polis said.

The state capitol was lit up in red for the moment of silence, and the governor encouraged local government buildings, and anyone else who was able to do so, to join in the movement.