Cincinnati Buildings to Light Up Blue for Coronavirus Frontline Workers

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Cincinnati, Ohio, is lighting up blue on Thursday evening to support health care workers and essential employees during the coronavirus pandemic.

The “Cincinnati” sign at Duke Energy Center, Fountain Square, and other buildings will go blue in honor of the national #LightItBlue campaign starting at 8 pm on Thursday, WLWT reported.

The national #LightItBlue campaign is asking venues and businesses across the country to turn blue to support the frontline staff working during the time of the coronavirus — health care workers, grocery store employees, firefighters, police officers, public service workers, truckers, and other employees who work for essential businesses.

“Those who continue to go out and serve our city every day in the midst of this pandemic deserve our utmost support during this time,” said Mayor John Cranley. “Lighting It Blue is one way we can collectively say we see you, we appreciate you, and we honor your sacrifice and service.”

The city of Cincinnati and Hamilton County are calling on all area venues and businesses to partake and are encouraging residents to take part in the campaign too.

“This is an opportunity to publicly express gratitude to the frontline workers who are keeping the region’s lights on during this pandemic,” said Jill Meyer, president & CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “Their service to our community enables a faster recovery and will further support our economic restoration.”

City leaders just ask that the lighting be done using safe social distancing practices.

The Duke Energy Convention Sign will remain blue until at least the end of April, according to city officials.

Some of the other venues lighting it up blue include Los Angeles International Airport, Niagara Falls, and the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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