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Gov. Sisolak orders flags to half-staff to honor COVID-19 victims

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Posted at 11:33 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 02:33:10-04

NEVADA (KTNV) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Nevada to be flown at half-staff at the state capitol and state public buildings and grounds until sunset on Sunday, May 24 by executive order, as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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"During these unprecedented times, we must take time over the long weekend to reflect on everything that has happened during this pandemic," said Gov. Sisolak. "Now is the time to pay tribute to both those who lost their fight or are currently embroiled in the fight against this virus. Although our grief is vast, we will emerge together, stronger as a state."

Nevada is heeding the federal request to lower the flags to recognize those that have succumb to the disease as well as those that continue to fight. With this order, the state will stand in unison with all Americans in honoring the victims.