Office of the Governor News Release: Flags to be flown at half-staff in remembrance of the one million American lives lost to COVID-19

Posted on May 12, 2022 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, and on behalf of Gov. David Ige, Acting Gov. Josh Green has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect and remembrance of the one million Americans who have died of COVID-19. Flags will be flown at half-staff at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, immediately, until sunset on Monday, May 16, 2022.

Gov. Ige is in Japan on state business. Lt. Gov. Green is serving as acting governor until Gov. Ige’s return on Friday.

President Joe Biden’s presidential action can be found here.

# # #

Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

[email protected]

Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

[email protected]