Photo courtesy of Mercer Celgar

Castlegar mill to sound alarm daily to support essential workers during COVID-19 crisis

Mercer Celgar said the initiative will show support for workers in community

Mercer Celgar will be sounding its alarm at 7 p.m. daily to pay respect to essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

In a statement, the company said the initiative will help show support for people that must go into work everyday to keep their community safe and healthy.

READ MORE: Better protections needed for health-care workers during COVID-19: advocates

While the alarm goes off, the company also asks Castlegar residents to pause and think of essential workers.

The initiative joins a worldwide movement where people bang pots, pans and other household items at 7 p.m. to support essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The evacuation alarm will last for ten seconds and the first alarm is set to go off on Tuesday, April 14.


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