West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station is joining LA County Fire, LA City Fire, LAPD, and Beverly Hills Police and Fire for an “Applauding Cedars” event at Cedars Sinai Hospital, Gracie Allen Drive in front of Emergency entrance in support of healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first responders will make their applause on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 pm. They plan to queue up in front of the Emergency Room entrance and applaud Healthcare workers similar to what the Fire Department New York has been doing in support of healthcare workers at New York Langone Hospital.
The first responders will meet up at 7pm and line up on San Vicente Boulevard, on the southbound lanes, south of Santa Monica Boulevard (across from the Sheriff’s Station – 780 N. San Vicente). They will depart at 7:15pm for Cedars and line up in front of the Emergency Room entrance area on Gracie Allen Drive (drive south on San Vicente and west on Gracie Allen). Police and emergency personnel will stop and stand by their vehicles to applaud while wearing masks and practicing social distancing.
Earlier this month, The City of West Hollywood, lit up their lanterns blue above Santa Monica Boulevard in the heart of West Hollywood’s LGBT Rainbow District to pay tribute to first healthcare workers, first responders and essential personal at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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,” West Hollywood John D’Amico said of the blue lanterns.
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.
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