Remembering the One Million Americans Lost To COVID-19

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 2:55 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 one million Americans lost to COVID-19.

“We join the country in mourning the one million Americans who have lost their lives to coronavirus,” Woodward said. “The Spokane community has lost 1,343 members to this virus. We send our sympathies and condolences to their families and friends.”

Flags will remain lowered until sunset Monday, May 16. 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.