Gov. Wolf orders flags to half-staff to honor coronavirus victims
Gov. Tom Wolf ordered commonwealth flags at all state facilities lowered to half-staff in honor of the coronavirus victims, and he invited all Pennsylvanians to participate in the display.
"Too many Pennsylvanians have lost their lives to COVID-19, and, unfortunately, many more will die,” Wolf said in a news release Tuesday.
To date, there have been 240 confirmed deaths — including two in York County — among a statewide total of 14,559 cases.
Though he would like to honor them individually, "this cruel disease will not give us a respite to mourn," Wolf added.
In the absence of traditional gatherings, he said he hopes the flags can provide some solace and serve as a reminder of the sacrifices made to help the community survive.