Church creates memorial dedicated to victims of COVID-19

Open Hearts: a COVID-19 memorial
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign dedicated a memorial named Open Hearts on Jan.19 for each COVID-19 death in Champaign County. (Yuhan Ma/MEDILL)

By Yuhan Ma
Medill Reports

As the nation mourns more than 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19, a church is doing its bit to help its community cope with this tragic pandemic. Watch as a memorial is dedicated by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign to each death in Champaign County.

Yuhan Ma is a video and broadcast reporter at Medill. You can follow her on Twitter at @YuhanM980802.

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