Governor Phil Scott today announced a flag lowering procedure to honor Vermonters who have died due to COVID-19, making the following statement:
“This Sunday, April 19 marks one month since Vermont’s first fatality as a result of COVID-19. In honor of all the Vermonters we have lost to this terrible disease, I am 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.”
As of April 17, the Health Department has reported 35 deaths of Vermonters known to have COVID-19.