Governor's Flag Order the for more than 500,000 American Deaths from COVID-19

February 22, 2021


Governor’s Flag Order for the Commonwealth of Virginia 


Pursuant to President Biden’s Presidential Proclamation to lower the United States flag, I do hereby order that the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia is to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol and all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia in respect and memory of the more than 500,000 Americans, including over 7,400 Virginians, who have died from COVID-19.

I hereby order that the Virginia flag shall be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff until sunset, February 26, 2021.

Ordered on this, 22nd day of February, 2021.




Ralph S. Northam