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Gov. Cox orders flags to be lowered in honor of COVID victims

May 12, 2022, 12:19 PM | Updated: 12:31 pm

The U.S. flag flies at half staff over the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC on May 12, 2022 ...

The U.S. flag flies at half staff over the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC on May 12, 2022 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Joe Biden ordered the flags through the United States to be flown at half staff to honor the one million American lives lost to COVID-19. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

(Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Spencer Cox has ordered flags at all state facilities to be lowered for the next few days in accordance with President Joe Biden’s proclamation honoring the 1,000,000 people who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

“Flags should be lowered to the half-staff position immediately and return to full-staff at sunset on Monday, May 16, 2022,” stated a news release Thursday from the governor’s office.

The president’s statement can be found here.

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Gov. Cox orders flags to be lowered in honor of COVID victims