WASHINGTON DC – A Presidential Proclamation has been issued which orders flags to fly at half-staff immediately, as a mark of respect and remembrance of the one million American lives lost to COVID-19.
Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag, be flown at half-staff beginning immediately and return to full staff at sunset on Monday, May 16, 2022.
This order shall be implemented concurrently with the previous Commonwealth of Massachusetts half-staff order in honor of 2022 National Peace Officers Memorial Day.
This gubernatorial order applies to:
1. The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls
2. Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings
3. All state military installations