Kansas Governor Orders Flags at Half-staff Thursday to Honor 3,027 Kansans Who Lost their Lives to COVID-19

TOPEKA – Kansas has surpassed 3,000 Kansas deaths due to COVID-19.

In honor of the lives lost and the families they left behind, Governor Laura Kelly has directed that flags be lowered to half-staff throughout the state Thursday, January 7, from sunup to sundown, according to a media release.

“It is with great sadness that I am once again ordering flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the Kansans who have lost their lives to COVID-19,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “My administration remains committed to fighting further spread of COVID-19, and I know Kansans will do their part to protect their neighbors and loved ones.”

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Wednesday reported 3,027 deaths and 236,818 cases statewide since the pandemic began.