Gov. Herbert lowers flags to honor the victims of the novel coronavirus pandemic

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SALT LAKE CITY (May 22, 2020) – In coordination with President Donald Trump’s proclamation, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of Utah on Sunday, May 24, 2020 to honor the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Gov. Herbert issued the following statement:

“We join with the entire country in paying our respects to those who have lost their lives in this deadly pandemic. As we fight this virus together, let us remember those who have passed, those who are struggling with the disease, and the healthcare heroes who make daily sacrifices to provide the best treatment to those who are suffering.”

Flags will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and public grounds from sunrise until sunset on Sunday, May 24 only. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time. 

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