Over the past two weeks, the state of Arkansas has battled the novel coronavirus with business restrictions and social distancing measures. And while most of us are taking precautions, our health care workers are on the frontlines, working overtime for the betterment of our state. To pay tribute to the hard work of our health care professionals, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership has initiated a movement entitled #SolidarityAt8.
On Friday, March 27, at 8 p.m., residents of central Arkansas are encouraged to join together in support of the fight against COVID-19 by going outside on their front porches or opening their windows and getting loud. Yell. Stomp around. Clang some pots and pans together. Make some noise in whatever way you can in unison with the rest of your block, neighborhood and city.
If making loud noises aren’t in the cards for you, simply flicker your lights on and off. Join the cause in whatever way is most comfortable for you.
“Many folks have been told to stay home right now, but healthcare workers don’t have that luxury,” says Gabe Holmstrom, executive director of Downtown Little Rock Partnership. “They are fighting this pandemic, taking care of the sick, and risking their own health to do it. This is a simple and fun way to root for them as a community.”
Locals are also encouraged to share their participation on all forms of social media, with the hashtag: #SolidarityAt8.