Walz orders Minnesota flags to be flown at half staff on 19th to mourn COVID-19 deaths

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WKBT) — Gov. Tim Walz has directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, Oct. 19, and on the 19th of every month through 2020 to remember, mourn and honor lives lost to COVID-19.

“As of today, we’ve lost 2,212 Minnesotans to COVID-19. There’s a family and a heartbreaking story behind each Minnesotan we’ve lost,” Walz said Friday. “Minnesotans come together as one community in these challenging moments to mourn and support each other.”

Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan added her thoughts, saying, “Every person lost was somebody’s somebody. As the weather grows colder, we must commit to keeping each other safe through this long winter.”

Individuals, businesses and other organizations are encouraged to join in lowering their flags to honor Minnesotans who have lost their lives to COVID-19 and their families.