Brock University will lower the flags in front of Schmon Tower to half-mast next month to honour the people who have died of COVID-19 over the past year.
From Friday, March 12 to Sunday, March 14, Brock will join the City of St. Catharines and all Niagara municipalities in a region-wide acknowledgement of the losses.
These dates coincide with the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case in the local community, as well as the anniversary of Brock, and the City, closing down facilities on March 13, 2020.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 300 people have died of the virus in Niagara. More than half of those people died in January 2021. The first death in the region was reported on March 24, 2020.
The Government of Ontario has announced that Niagara will remain under a stay-at-home order until at least Tuesday, Feb. 16. However, Brock remains in Stage 1 (Grey) of its own COVID-19 framework until at least Monday, Feb. 22.
For more information about Brock’s COVID-19 measures, please visit brocku.ca/coronavirus