Gov. Beshear Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Remembrance of 1,000,000 Americans Lost to COVID-19

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 12, 2022) – In accordance with a proclamation from the White House, Gov. Andy Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately and remain so until sunset on Monday, May 16, to mark the tragic milestone of 1,000,000 American lives lost to COVID-19.

The Governor noted that more than 15,700 Kentuckians have been lost to the virus, remarking that “all people are unique and irreplaceable children of God, and all those we have lost deserved more time on this Earth, more time with their families.”

Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the commonwealth to join in this tribute. Flag status information is available at