Google Doodle Honors Emergency Service Workers on Frontline of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Today's Google Doodle thanks emergency service workers in the third of a series celebrating the heroes working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Google Doodle again sees the G of the word Google blowing a kiss or sending a heart, but today the recipients are a firefighter and a police officer, as Google's L and E respectively.

Google captioned its Doodle: "As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people are coming together to help one another now more than ever. We're launching a Doodle series to recognize and honor many of those on the front lines.

"Today, we'd like to say: To all emergency services workers, thank you."

The Google Doodle is featured on Google homepages worldwide, as global cases of the coronavirus are currently at 1,431,900. Cases of the coronavirus in the U.S. are nearing 400,000 with 399,929 confirmed cases, according to Johns Hopkins University at the time of writing.

Google Doodle Emergency Service Workers
Google Doodle honors emergency service workers in its series thanking workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. Google

Emergency service workers on the frontline of the coronavirus outbreak in New York, which currently has more than 140,000 cases, have been especially overwhelmed. On March 25, New York reported its highest ever number of medical 911 calls, at around 6,550, which is a 40 percent increase on the daily average.

Elsewhere, police are breaking up large gatherings as people ignore their state's shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders. In New Jersey, police broke up a group of 30 adults who met up to watch a cover band on the lawn of someone's house.

Some states in the U.S. are helping out their emergency service workers during this time by offering them free child care services. A few states, including Colorado, Minnesota, and Vermont, will provide child care services to emergency workers such as doctors, nurses, police, firefighters and grocery workers.

On Monday, Google Doodle started its series thanking frontline workers by thanking public health workers and researchers. Yesterday, Google honored doctors, nurses, and medical workers in the second Doodle of the series.

On April 4, Google posted a Doodle with the letters of the word Google inside houses to promote staying home. This Doodle was simply captioned: "Stay Home. Save Lives."