As a mark of respect for the memory of those lives lost to COVID-19, all flags shall be lowered to half-staff, beginning immediately, by order of the Mayor of the City of New York, Bill de Blasio. A notice will follow as to when flags will resume full staff position.

This includes all flags—the American flag, the New York State and City flags, and the POW-MIA flag – on all City buildings, as well as stationary flagstaffs throughout the five boroughs.