Flag Status

Flag status and half-staff notifications for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Saturday, July 2, 2022, the day of interment, in honor of Somerville Police Officer and Massachusetts Army National Guard (MANG) Master Sergeant Randy Renaud Isaacs, of Somerville, MA, who passed away on June 19, 2022 while on duty.
Officer Isaacs will be laid to rest at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, Massachusetts on this date.

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

Information About Flag Protocol

The decision to fly flags at half-staff ultimately rests with the Governor, but is normally 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. Include "Subscribe to Half-Staff Notifications" in the subject line and list each email address on a separate line in the body of the email.