Our leaders reflect on 2 years of pandemic in Ohio during interview – City of Cleveland hosts day of remembrance

It’s been two years since the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Ohio. Since then, more than 2 million Ohioans have contracted the virus and 37,000 have died.

CEO and President, Tom Mihaljevic, MD, and Chief Medical Officer, Robert Wyllie, MD, sat down with WKYC’s Isabel Lawrence in Cleveland to reflect on the lessons we have learned since the beginning of the pandemic and where we go from here.

Watch the full interview in the video.

On Tues., March 15, the City of Cleveland is hosting a Day of Remembrance for all those lost to COVID-19. All are encouraged to take a moment of silence at 6 p.m. to honor all those who have passed away and to remember those who have worked tirelessly to provide continual care throughout the pandemic.

As the community reflects, Cleveland’s downtown and bridges will be lit in the color amber, to symbolize our emergence from the darkness of the pandemic. The Day of Remembrance concludes at 7 p.m. with remarks from civic leaders on the Cleveland Public Music Hall stage.