PHOENIX – Governor Ducey orders the flags to be lowered at half mast for five days beginning Tuesday to honor the lives lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the governor’s office, the order is in coordination with President Biden’s proclamation to honor the 500,000 lives lost across the country due to COVID-19.
The president and vice president, accompanied by their spouses, observed a minute of silence.
“As we come together and continue to work to save lives and fight COVID-19, we also cry and pray for all the lives we have lost in Arizona and across the country to this disease,” Governor Ducey said in a statement. “We regret each and every life lost: loved ones, family, friends, neighbors. Every life is precious and we will continue to work hard to protect more Arizonans and overcome the devastating effects of the pandemic. In coordination with the president’s proclamation, I have ordered flags at half mast starting tomorrow to honor the lives lost. Our hearts and our prayers go out to all those affected by COVID-19. “
As of this Tuesday, Arizona has reported 810, 658 cases of coronavirus and 15,650 deaths since the start of the pandemic.