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Southern Seven Health to Hold COVID-19 Day of Remembrance Ceremony May 4

ULLIN – May 4 marks the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 death reported by Southern Seven Health Department. The individual was from Union County.  

To commemorate that fateful day, Southern Seven has coordinated a region-wide COVID-19 Day of Remembrance ceremony to honor the lives lost due to the pandemic, and to show continued support for those impacted by this deadly disease.

Ceremonies will be held at the Southern Seven Administrative Offices in Ullin and at each county courthouse in the Southern 7 region beginning at 2 p.m. You are invited to attend a ceremony of your choice or watch the Ullin ceremony live on Facebook at

Each ceremony will include a moment of silence for the lives lost and each county will sign a proclamation to declare May 4 as COVID-19 Remembrance Day. 

For more information regarding Southern Seven Health Department’s COVID-19 Day of Remembrance, including a ceremony location in your county, call 618-634-2297, ex. 9161 or visit Southern Seven on Facebook.