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Why are flags at half-staff?

Last Updated: 04/07/2020

Governor Murphy signed an executive order directing all flags across New Jersey be lowered to half-staff indefinitely to honor those we have lost -- and those we will lose -- as a result of this pandemic.

This is one of the greatest tragedies to ever hit our state, and our nation. We must have a constant and visible memorial of the tremendous personal toll COVID-19 is having on our communities.

Since families, at this time, cannot hold funerals for their lost loved ones, this is a way we can make sure their loss is not forgotten.

Source: Executive Order No. 114