Step outside at 7 p.m. Thursday 4/16 to applaud frontline workers

April 16,2020


Press Release by City of Fort Worth

Mayor Betsy Price joins Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson in hosting a citywide ovation for frontline workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Together the two cities hope to inspire a Metroplex-wide recognition of community heroes.

Price encouraged all Fort Worth residents to step outside at 7 p.m. for five minutes of applauding, cheering and thanking the individuals who are selflessly serving the community during this crisis.

In an effort to brighten residents’ spirits, Price is lighting the City of Fort Worth blue Thursday night to show gratitude for first responders and healthcare workers working around the clock. Downtown buildings and bridges will be illuminated in blue lights as a visual way to unite behind frontline workers. Residents are encouraged to turn their porch lights on and, if possible, businesses are encouraged to illuminate their building with blue lights.

Price, alongside Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis, Police Chief Chief Ed Kraus and City Manager David Cooke, will visit Fort Worth hospitals for an ovation starting at 7 p.m.