Flags are at half-mast today for the National Day of Observance for COVID-19 in Canada.
It’s been one year since the World Health Organization (WHO) first declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic.
It’s hard to imagine that just one year ago, phrases like ‘social distancing’ and ‘novel coronavirus’ were new, and quarantining wasn’t so normal.
Or that most Canadians would be out their jobs, their livelihoods, and fearful of an unpredictable virus.
Today, Canada half-masts their flags – a symbol of respect, mourning, distress, or salute – for all those affected by COVID-19.