Pittsburghers Are Asked To Light Up Their Homes For Healthcare Workers

'Illumination Ovation' will celebrate those on the front lines during the coronavirus

Andrew Limberg
April 07, 2020 - 1:35 pm

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - At 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, Pittsburgh area residents are asked to turn on their lights step outside their doors and clap for health and service workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.

The event idea comes from Evelyn Castillo who owns Sterling Events.

In a tele-town hall with Congressman Conor Lamb, Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen endorsed what’s being called Illumination Ovation.

“Clap, hoot, holler, do whatever you need to do to let your people know those hard working neighbors that they’re appreciated,” said Dr. Bogen.

Many downtown buildings will also be lighted including the Allegheny County Courthouse which will be lit in gold.

People are asked to turn on all the lights on in their home and go outside with a candle or flashlight.

You can see more on social media using #LovefromPGH.

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