HJ 605 (Victims of COVID-19 Remembrance Day) Passes House of Delegates

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Provided by Virginia House of Delegates

The House of Delegates passed Delegate Delores McQuinn’s HJ 605 by a unanimous vote of 98-0. HJ 605 would designate March 14 in 2021, and in each succeeding year, as Victims of COVID-19 Remembrance Day in Virginia. March 14, 2020 was the day the first death from COVID-19 in Virginia was reported.

“Since this pandemic began, more than 6,000 Virginians and 400,000 Americans have lost their lives to this deadly virus.” said Delegate McQuinn. “While we can see the light at the end of the tunnel of this pandemic, we cannot forget those who have passed because of this virus. Establishing the Victims of COVID-19 Remembrance Day will be one way we can honor their memory.”

HJ 605 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Rules, where it is expected to pass with similar widespread support.

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