The Pennsylvania State Mayors'Association has initiated an event entitled "Bells Across Pennsylvania Day." This statewide event will take place on May 3,2020.lts threefold purpose 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 to the general public while at risk of infection from COVID-19, and deserve to be celebrated as "hometown heroes": Jeff L. Rehmeyer II
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 in their communities: and
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.
Mayors and other municipal officials are being encouraged to hold whatever events "sheltering in place" will allow such as encouraging their residents to do something special for someone in their neighborhood who is a "hometown hero" for example'a telephone call, a note of support, delivery of baked goods, etc. Then at 7:00 p.m., all Pennsylvanians and houses of worship will be encouraged to ring bells for three minutes - one minute for each of the above purposes. Attached is an example of a Proclamation which Mayors and other elected officials will issue to invite their residents to participate in this event.
Questions regarding "Bells Across Pennsylvania Day" may be directed to Mayor Jim Nowalk, President of the Pennsylvania State Mayors' Association at (412) 508-6873 or email@example.com.