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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly directs flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Kansans who died of COVID-19

Laura Kelly
Posted at 11:52 AM, Sep 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-27 12:52:01-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has directed that all flags be flown at half-staff to honor the 6,024 Kansans who lost their lives due to COVID-19.

The order begins effective immediately and will last until sundown Wednesday.

"It is with great sadness that, for the sixth time since the pandemic began, I am ordering flags to half-staff to honor the lives and memories of another 1,000 Kansans who have died from COVID-19," Kelly said. "We have the tools to stop the virus in its tracks and prevent further unnecessary deaths of our loved ones and neighbors. I urge all Kansans to get vaccinated, wear masks, and follow best health practices."