Gov. Hochul directs flags to half-staff as nation mourns one million American lives lost to Covid

ALBANY, NY —   Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced flags on State buildings will be flown at half-staff on Friday, May 13 in remembrance of the one million American lives lost to COVID.

“Today, our country marks an unthinkable milestone – one million lives lost due to COVID-19,” Governor Hochul said. “This tragic milestone serves as a reminder that despite our progress we must remain vigilant in the face of this pandemic. These were mothers, fathers, children, siblings, friends and neighbors and I don’t want any more New Yorkers to go through the pain of losing a loved one to this awful virus, which is why it’s so important to keep using the tools that keep us safe: get vaccinated, test regularly, and talk to your doctor about treatment if you’re feeling sick.