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City proclamation honors healthcare workers, first responders

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday expressed its appreciation for the city’s healthcare workers and first responders, proclaiming this week as “Health Care Workers and First Responders Appreciation Week.”

Flaggs said the proclamation “was to honor the health care workers and first responders for the work they’re doing as the first line (against the disease).”

According to the proclamation, “During this pandemic, certain workers were deemed essential workers including those providing health care services and first responders such as police officers, firefighters, deputies, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, military personnel and other personnel required to respond to disasters and emergency situations.”

It honored the roles health care workers and first responders contribute to ensuring the health and safety of the city’s residents, adding, “During this pandemic, the health care workers and first responders risked their personal safety to execute their prospective duties.”

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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