Gov. Scott orders flags lowered to honor COVID-19 victims

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NEWPORT — Governor Phil Scott announced on Friday a flag-lowering procedure to honor Vermonters who have died due to COVID-19.

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Sunday, April 19, will mark one month since Vermont’s first two fatalities as a result of COVID-19 took place.

In honor of all the Vermonters who have lost their lives to the disease, Scott said he is ordering the U.S. and Vermont state flags to fly at half-staff on the 19th of every month for the remainder of 2020.

“As we continue to confront this public health crisis, it is important for each of us to remember those who are no longer with us and the friends and family who cared for them. We will get through this by staying united as Vermonters,” Gov. Scott said.

As of April 18, the Vermont Department of Health has reported the death of 38 Vermonters known to have COVID-19.

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