WH Orders U.S. Flags To Half-Staff For COVID Deaths

(Washington, DC) — President Biden is ordering U.S. flags lowered to half-staff to mark the latest grim milestone in the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the presidential order runs for five days. Johns Hopkins University says coronavirus deaths in the U.S. are about to hit half-a-million. The order covers American flags on all federal properties and ships. Psaki called it a time to reflect on the devastating impacts of the coronavirus on many families across the nation. She also warned about ongoing suffering until the crisis has passed.

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