Remembering the 500,000 Americans Lost To COVID-19

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5:12 p.m.

Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward has ordered flags at all City facilities to be lowered to half-staff to coincide with President Joseph R. Biden’s directive that state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered immediately to honor the 500,000 Americans lost to COVID-19.

“We join the country in mourning the 500,000 Americans who have lost their lives to coronavirus,” Woodward said. “Tonight we take a moment of silence to honor the 571 members of our community who have died because of coronavirus and send our sympathies and condolences to their families and friends.”

Flags will remain lowered until sunset Friday, Feb. 26. Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

For more information on the City of Spokane’s response to coronavirus, click here.