The National COVID-19 Remembrance will memorialize the over 205,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. These are our grandparents, our parents, our siblings, children, coworkers, and neighbors. We are all at risk. No one is immune from this pandemic. Unfortunately, this crisis is far over.

COVID Survivors for Change is hosting an event Sunday to remember those who have died, to honor survivors, frontline, and essential workers, and to demand that elected officials do more to develop a national plan to combat the physical, mental, and economic threats from COVID-19.

The National COVID-19 Remembrance

Sunday, October 4, 2020, Noon – 1:00 EDT
Streamed Live from The Ellipse, Washington, D.C.

Twenty-thousand empty chairs will be placed on The Ellipse to represent a fraction of the over 200,000 lives lost due to COVID-19.

Covid Survivors for Change, a national community of families of victims and survivors who are working together to support each other, share real-life stories so that others can better understand the potentially devastating impacts of the pandemic, and advocate for a stronger pandemic response to help save the lives of others.

The National COVID-19 Remembrance will honor lost loved ones virtually and from the Ellipse on October 4th

Please share your loved one’s name by clicking HERE so that they can honor their memory as part of the National COVID-19 Remembrance in Washington D.C. on October 4th.

The safe and socially-distanced event, streamed live from the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Grammy award-winning singer and Former U.S. Ambassador for Health, this event will remember those lost to COVID-19, honor frontline and essential workers, and demand that elected officials do more to develop a national plan for safety and recovery. The program will be streamed virtually to ensure safe participation, and made available to national media.

The event will elevate the voices of families and victims of COVID-19 from around the country and from communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Black and brown Americans, Indigenous people, and Americans with disabilities have suffered the heaviest loss of life, and the worst financial fallout. At the first National COVID-19 Remembrance, we will center their stories and drive our call to action.

Elements will include:

  • A call for a National Moment of Silence on October 4th at Noon EST. 
  • A call for community Faith leaders to remember victims and families of COVID-19 with a moment of silence in their services. 
  • Tributes featuring live and recorded performances by speakers and artists.
  • Art tribute of 20,000 empty chairs, representing a fraction of the human devastation of COVID-19, installed on the Ellipse. 
  • Memorial tribute wall where loved ones will be honored virtually and from the Ellipse.  

They will also be building a wall of remembrance where those impacted by COVID-19 can share their experiences, in their own words.

Event organizers are calling on the White House and Congress to do more! This pandemic isn’t over and we will not let its growing number of victims and survivors be forgotten. 

They are endorsed and aided in the National COVID-19 Remembrance by COVID Memorial, Equality Forum, Faces of COVID, TheFridayMinute, Marked by COVID, Covid-19 Loss Support for Family & Friends, Pandemic of Love, The Human Rights Campaign, Survivor Corps, Covid 19 Support Group, Coronavirus Survivor Corps, Covid-19 Long Haulers Discussion Group, Tribute to Humanity

Remembering Local’s Who Died of COVID

Locally, Grice Connect would like to share a remembrance of your loved one who lost their battle with COVID. If you live in Bulloch or surrounding counties we want to share their memory. Please email us their name, a picture and any information you would like for us to share. Email to

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...