Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2020 #96
Order Adopted as Amended
May 4, 2020 5:30 PM

The City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the Cambridge Arts Council and other relevant departments to determine an appropriate public memorial for members of the Cambridge community who have been lost as a result of this COVID-19 virus.

Information

Department:City Clerk's OfficeSponsors:Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon, Councillor Timothy J. Toomey, Councillor Dennis J. Carlone
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

As the global pandemic continues to challenge many aspects of our daily lives, its greatest toll are the tragic losses of members of our community; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

In the absence of gathering, individuals mourning the lives of those lost are grieving without the customary services that allow families to honor and celebrate the lives of their loved ones, and to connect those who knew the deceased in memorial; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

While respecting the continued need for social distancing,  it is possible to memorialize those who have been lost, as seen in other communities and online, by providing a means for families to share in the sorrow of loss, and the joy of having known those who have died from COVID19; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

The City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the Cambridge Arts Council and other relevant departments to determine an appropriate public memorial for members of the Cambridge community who have been lost as a result of this COVID-19 virus.

 

Meeting History

May 4, 2020 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

Add Councillor Simmons as a sponsor

RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED [UNANIMOUS]
YEAS:Dennis J. Carlone, Patricia Nolan, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Alanna Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, Sumbul Siddiqui, E. Denise Simmons, Timothy J. Toomey, Quinton Zondervan