Join Teaching Hospitals of Texas as we commemorate the first COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day March 4.

The first COVID-19 case in Texas was diagnosed March 4, 2020, and the day will now commemorate the brave and selfless front-line workers, first responders, and health care professionals who cared for their communities during the darkest days of the pandemic.

The occasion also serves as an opportunity to remember the more than 95,000 Texans who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Heroes and Memorials Day was created as part of HB 2166 introduced by Rep. R. D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, and sponsored in the senate by Sen. Morgan LaMantia, D-Palm Valley. The bill was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott in June of 2023.

Please join us in recognizing the health care heroes across Texas and remembering those we have lost to COVID-19.