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Flag status and half-staff notifications for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
9/18/2020
  • Bureau of the State House

Media Contact for Flag Status

Ayanna Clark, State House Events Coordinator

MASSACHUSETTSPlease be advised that in accordance with the Presidential proclamation issued to honor Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on September 18, 2020, and as ordered by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag shall be flown at half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately until sunset on the day of interment.

NOTE: This half-staff order supersedes the prior instruction relative to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Gants.  The United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag should remain at half-staff until further notice.

 

This gubernatorial order applies to:

1.  The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls

2.  Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings

3.  All state military installations

 

Please note: This page is not updated daily. It is updated to display the half-staff notification and updated again when flags are returned to full staff.

Information About Flag Protocol

The decision to fly flags at half-staff ultimately rests with the Governor, but is normally made and carried out by the Superintendent.

The Bureau of the State House notifies other state-managed facilities in Massachusetts of this decision. This notification is distributed by way of email.

If you would like to be added to this list, please send a blank email to subscribe-bsb-halfstaffnotification@listserv.state.ma.us. Requests for multiple addresses to be added can be sent to the State House Events Coordinator at sh.events@state.ma.us

Media Contact for Flag Status

Bureau of the State House 

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