We have all seen the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. A year ago, our lives started changing and life as we knew it was fundamentally altered from how it used to be.
As the county looks back at the last year of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to recognize and pay tribute to the sacrifice and resilience of Oakland County residents and honor the collective pain and loss that has touched our lives
Oakland County has created a pair of virtual story maps that embody the spirit of Oakland Together with both the gratitude we’ve felt for big and small acts of kindness from our friends, neighbors, family, co-workers and strangers as well as the grief and loss many of us have experienced from deaths from the coronavirus.
Remembrance Tribute Map
A death is always difficult, and it is likely that the COVID-19 pandemic has made the death, as well as the grieving process, especially challenging. Honor someone you lost by adding a story or memory of them to the Oakland Together Remembrance Tribute Map.
This collection of stories will pay tribute to these individuals and will share how they inspired others and contributed to our community.
To share a tribute, go to the Remembrance Map Story Submission.
Gratitude Tribute Map
From supporting local businesses and organizations to small acts of kindness for our frontline workers, our community has embodied the spirit of Oakland Together during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re hoping you’ll share your stories of people you want to praise, thank and acknowledge for their spirit, their toughness, and their creativity in navigating such a difficult year. It could be the grocery store worker who carried on despite the risks, the frontline workers who cared for loved ones or the teacher who found ways to engage our children virtually.
Add your story of what you have been grateful for over this past year on the Oakland Together Gratitude Tribute Map.
To share a story of gratitude, go to the Gratitude Map Story Submission.
Find additional ways to participate in the Oakland Together COVID-19 Tribute, visit www.oakgov.com/covid/tribute and share your tribute stories on social media using #OaklandTogether and #COVID19Tribute.
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