Seattleites will be cheering at 8 pm for our healthcare workers

Mar 26 2020, 4:25 pm

Over the past few weeks, the sounds of Seattle have subsided.

We’re hearing less traffic, less yelling, and, shockingly, even fewer construction sounds, all because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tonight at 8 pm, however, the silence is going to be broken.

Seattle residents are asked to spend a few minutes at 8 pm on March 26 to open their windows or step out onto their balconies and erupt into cheers and applause.

The sound will be a loud celebration of the workers on the front lines of the pandemic, including grocery store workers, supply chain specialists, janitors, pharmacists, healthcare workers, sanitary workers, and so many more.

People are urged to clang some pots and pans, clap their hands, raise their voices, stomp their feet, and more, all to show solidarity and let the front lines know how appreciated they are.

Those participating can record the sounds on social media with the movement’s official hashtags of #SeattleTogether and #MakeAJoyfulNoise.

This celebration follows similar demonstrations that have been taking place in Vancouver, BC, and comes on the same day that Mayor Jenny Durkan hoisted a #WeGotThisSeattle flag atop the Space Needle.