Mayor Warren Unveils COVID-19 Online Memorial

City of Rochester

News Release

(Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren today launched the City’s COVID-19 Online Memorial to honor all citizens lost to the disease in advance of the 1st anniversary of the pandemic. Residents can view the memorial and submit their loved one’s name, image and sentiments by visiting

“This memorial is dedicated to our citizens whose lives were cut short by the coronavirus,” said Mayor Warren. “We’ve had a very trying year as so many families and loved ones, including my mother, lost their lives due to this relentless virus. I encourage residents to visit the online Memorial to share sentiments about their loved ones whose memories will live forever in our hearts.”

This Online Memorial is the first phase of collecting images and memories that will be later used to create a physical memorial in the City of Rochester. As mentioned in Mayor Warren’s Equity & Recovery Agenda, the Arts and Equity Fund will provide the capital for local artists to create the future physical memorial in honor of Rochester’s lost citizens.

In addition to the new Online Memorial, Mayor Warren will join City Council in issuing a proclamation to honor the Rochesterians lost to COVID-19 on March 16.