Flags at half-staff on state buildings for 1 million American lives lost to Covid

Posted 13 May 2022 at 9:15 am

Press Release, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Office

Governor Kathy Hochul announced flags on State buildings will be flown at half-staff on Friday, May 13 in remembrance of the one million American lives lost to Covid.

“Today, our country marks an unthinkable milestone – one million lives lost due to Covid-19,” Hochul said on Thursday.

“This tragic milestone serves as a reminder that despite our progress we must remain vigilant in the face of this pandemic. These were mothers, fathers, children, siblings, friends and neighbors and I don’t want any more New Yorkers to go through the pain of losing a loved one to this awful virus, which is why it’s so important to keep using the tools that keep us safe: get vaccinated, test regularly, and talk to your doctor about treatment if you’re feeling sick.”