By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — UCLA’s Royce Hall and Powell Library will be lit blue Thursday as part of a three-day virtual event to honor those in Los Angeles who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A student walks toward Royce Hall on the campus of University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles, California on March 11, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

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The buildings will be lit up with blue lights starting Thursday at 5 p.m. as part of the city of Los Angeles’ “Strength and Love, City of Angels’ COVID-19 Memorial” that aims to honor first responders, essential workers, small business owners, community organizers, caregivers, neighbors, and families.

The event will continue Friday and Saturday, each night at sundown.

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On Thursday at 8 p.m., organizers are asking Angelenos to clap in honor of those who responded during the pandemic; on Friday to light a candle to honor those who lost their lives; and on Saturday to wave a flashlight or cell phone light.

The event will also serve as a memorial to those who lost their lives to COVID-19.

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