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Gov. Beshear orders flags to half-staff for one week after 1,000+ Kentuckians die from COVID-19

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 16:57:07-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Beshear has ordered flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff for one week beginning Thursday as more than 1,000 people across the state die of COVID-19.

The governor says it's a tribute to the Kentuckians who have passed away from the virus.

"Families across Kentucky are hurting as a result of the tragic losses brought by this pandemic," said Gov. Beshear. "We are lighting our homes and businesses green and ringing our bells daily for these victims, but this is one more way we can show our support for these members of our community as they mourn their loved ones."

Flags at state office buildings should be lowered to half-staff beginning at sunrise on Thursday, Sept. 10, and remain so until sunset on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout Kentucky are encouraged to join in the tribute.

Flag status information is available here.