City Lanterns Light Up Blue to Pay Tribute to Healthcare Workers and First Responders

Photo by Jon Viscott, courtesy of The City of West Hollywood

City lanterns above Santa Monica Boulevard in the heart of West Hollywood’s LGBT Rainbow District were lit blue last night to pay tribute to first healthcare workers, first responders and essential personal at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re grateful to our partners at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for expanding testing options and to the medical providers who are helping to connect residents to testing,” said West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. “West Hollywood is doing everything we can to get more test kits and more testing locations into the community. We’re sending a huge thank you to the healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers caring for those in our community and are showing our support of their commitment by lighting the lanterns above Santa Monica Boulevard blue in their honor.”

Photo by Jon Viscott, courtesy of The City of West Hollywood
Photo by Jon Viscott, courtesy of The City of West Hollywood

The City of West Hollywood is responding to community needs and providing regular updates during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency and the City has been taking regular action to safeguard public health during the coronavirus emergency.

The City of West Hollywood has declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and is advising community members to adhere to Los Angeles County Safer at Home and California State Stay at Home orders. The City urges everyone to stay in place, maintain your space, and cover your face. Leave home only for essential needs; always use social distancing of at least six feet; and follow guidelines to use cloth face coverings such as bandanas or scarves so that medical masks, which are in short supply, are prioritized for healthcare workers.

West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to the public and has suspended all in-person transactions. All public City buildings, playgrounds, and facilities are closed. City Hall will remain accessible for business and essential services with transactions to be conducted by phone (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at

The City of West Hollywood coronavirus updates are available at and the City encourages community members to follow @wehocity on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and turn on notifications for up-to-date information regarding details in the City of West Hollywood.

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For updates and information about the current numbers of COVID-19 cases in the United States and in Los Angeles County, the spread of the virus, severity, treatments, precautions, and other important public health information in multiple languages, please visit websites for:

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Kip Johnson
Kip Johnson
2 years ago

Unfortunately a bunch of the lights don’t work at all – makes the place look broken.