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."