SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city of Santa Fe hosted its 2023 COVID-19 memorial day on Monday, Mar. 6. The event honored those who died or have been affected by COVID and honored essential workers.

Santa Fe’s Mayor, Alan Webber, said, “covid really struck all of us, silently and without any real recognition of what it was. And I think as a community-we were hurt by it, and we were challenged by it and we overcame it.”

The event was at noon on the Santa Fe Plaza. It included a moment of silence at 12 p.m., followed by a moment of cheer and appreciation for essential workers. The city designated the first Monday in March as Covid-19 memorial day back in 2021.