MADISON (NBC 26) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor those who have died from COVID-19.
A statement from the Governor's office says the order is in conjunction with an order from President Joe Biden lowering the flag of the United States nationwide.
More than 500,000 Americans, including more than 6,300 Wisconsinites, have died from the virus.
“As we continue to endure the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, I ask the people of Wisconsin to join me in honoring and remembering the many spouses, parents and grandparents, kids and grandkids, best friends, and neighbors who were taken by this virus too soon and are loved, cherished, and missed by many,” said Gov. Evers.
The Governor's order, Executive Order #109, is effective immediately and will end at sunset on Fri., Feb. 26.