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Century Tower bathed in blue to honor health care workers

UF’s iconic Century Tower is now awash in blue light as a tribute to the thousands of dedicated UF Health hospital workers and their colleagues worldwide. The tower will remain bathed in blue light nightly through May 16. The special lighting coincides with National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and National Hospital Week (May 10-16).

“I am so thankful to all of the dedicated health care workers and caregivers who are on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19,” UF President Kent Fuchs said. “Lighting Century Tower blue is our way of joining communities across the globe in showing appreciation for these heroes and for their bravery, selflessness and compassion.”

On Tuesday evening, UF Police Department officers showed their appreciation by flooding the area around the Century Tower with the blue lights from their patrol vehicles.

Those who visit to see the Century Tower lights are asked to abide by social distancing guidelines.

Published: May 8th, 2020

Category: News