Throughout this pandemic, our health care workers have always been there to support us. This week, the city is showing how much it appreciates them back. An Edmonton light show will be dazzling the city in honour of all the health professionals working hard to save lives.

From Monday to Friday, March 23-27, city buildings will be awash in lights of green and blue, the colours of Alberta Health Services.

Lights will be shining on City Hall, High Level Bridge, Muttart Conservatory, and the Rossdale Power Plant.

People quickly jumped into the comments of the city's Twitter announcement "That’s so wonderful!" wrote one Twitter user. "Edmonton strong & proud!"

According to its website, the High Level Bridge will be lit from 6 a.m. to sunrise, and again from 10 minutes before sunset unto midnight. Take a stroll on its walkway when it's dark (while social distancing) and check out the lights of the city.

It's clear that the city is cheering on its healthcare workers, from the positivity on social media to the free food offered to frontline workers.

It's not just Edmonton that's showing love for frontline health professionals either. Recently in Vancouver, people were heard every night applauding the workers as they return home from a long day.

Despite all the approval, many healthcare workers just want you to stay home.

Experts say social distancing is the best way to prevent the virus from spreading, and it'll save your physician a whole lot of heartbreak and work if you don't catch COVID-19 in the first place.

But even with all the messaging that people should stay indoors, there are still some people who choose to ignore it and gather outside in groups.

It's important to acknowledge the risks taken by healthcare workers in treating COVID-19.

In fact, Edmonton's nurses have campaigned saying they won't work unless they get access to N95 masks.

And after several doctors were recently diagnosed with the virus, it became clear that physicians aren't immune to infection.

Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals work hard to keep us safe. But at least they can work knowing we truly appreciate them.

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