TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Flags will fly at half-staff Wednesday at state and local government buildings throughout Florida to honor people who have died of COVID-19.
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday. The move came almost exactly a year after DeSantis declared a public health emergency on March 1, 2020, because of the pandemic.READ MORE: South Dade NAACP President Dwight Bullard Says Derek Chauvin Being Found Guilty ‘A Glimmer Of Hope’ But Fight Isn’t Over
He made the announcement during his State of the State address ahead of the opening of the 60-day Florida legislative session.READ MORE: ‘I’m Speechless’: Rep. Frederica Wilson Among South Florida Leaders Who Believe Justice Was Served In Derek Chauvin Trial
As of a Tuesday count, 31,135 Florida residents and 561 non-residents had died because of COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health website.MORE NEWS: Florida Senate Eyes Social Media Crackdown
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