Mayor Aronson has issued a proclamation in support of Bells Across Pennsylvania Day, an initiative of the Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association which will take place on May 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm. The threefold purpose of the initiative is:
- To recognize and honor first responders, healthcare workers, and employees of grocery stores, pharmacies and other life-sustaining businesses who have maintained essential services while at risk of infection from COVID-19.
- To show solidarity with elected officials and residents of municipalities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, all of whom are fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines together.
- To demonstrate a collective resolve that Pennsylvanians will prevail over COVID-19 and work tirelessly to ensure that their businesses and civic life will thrive once again.
At 7:00 pm, all residents, emergency departments, and churches are encouraged to ring bells for three minutes to honor their hometown heroes, rally with other Pennsylvanians on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battlefield and to show resolve that, when conditions are safe, local businesses and civic life will be restored.