Gov. Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Lives Lost Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

As of this order, the coronavirus has infected 22,783 and killed 1,281 people in Michigan.

LANSING, Mich. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags lowered to half-staff throughout the state of Michigan indefinitely starting on April 10, 2020 to honor and mourn those who have lost their lives due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

"The coronavirus pandemic has had devastating impacts on families across our state," Whitmer said. "I'm directing flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of those we have lost to this awful virus. The flags lowered will serve to remind us all that every life lost is a story and legacy of a loved one gone too soon.

"As we continue on, we will carry their memories. My deepest condolences to the families of those whose lives were tragically cut short by COVID-19."

The State of Michigan recognizes and mourns the lives lost to the coronavirus by lowering flags to half-staff. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations also are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff.

A follow-up release will be sent when the flags are to be raised.