Walz orders flags flown at half-staff to honor COVID-19 victims

Walz orders flags flown at half-staff to honor COVID-19 victims Photo: Michael Holzworth/MGN.

Updated: February 22, 2021 08:06 PM
Created: February 22, 2021 08:03 PM

Monday, Gov. Tim Walz ordered flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota be flown at half-staff to honor those who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The proclamation is effective immediately and will last through Friday. 

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Walz issued the proclamation after it was announced the U.S. surpassed 500,000 COVID-19 deaths Monday. 

"We reflect on these losses and the loved ones left behind, joining states across the nation to lower our flags and observe a moment of silence at sunset as we honor the lives lost due to COVID-19," Walz said in a statement.   

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