(Updated at noon) Arlington County is encouraging residents to open a window or step outside and give healthcare workers a round of applause tonight.
The 8 p.m. clap is part of a worldwide phenomenon that has seen cities echo with the sound of cheers, in support of those on the frontlines of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. It also coincides with National Doctors’ Day.
“Join your fellow Arlingtonians in a salute to our healthcare workers during this challenging time,” the county said in a social media post. “You can clap from your yard, your window, your balcony, or your car.”
TONIGHT at 8 p.m.! Join your fellow Arlingtonians in a salute to our healthcare workers during this challenging time. You can clap from your yard, your window, your balcony, or your car. Wherever you are–make some noise! pic.twitter.com/qYrEgiPE7B
— ArlingtonVA (@ArlingtonVA) March 30, 2020
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