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Department of State

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary

NJ Flag Status

Starting Friday, July 3, 2020 — All Flags Full-Staff

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 160, ordering the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey be returned to full staff on Friday, July 3, having been at half-staff since Friday, April 3, in recognition and mourning of all those who have lost their lives and been affected by COVID-19. The flags will return to full staff as a symbol of New Jersey’s recovery and continued resolve.

“As a result of the hard sacrifices made by all New Jerseyans, we have made immense progress in the fight against COVID-19,” said Governor Murphy. “As we approach Independence Day, it is the appropriate time to recognize the resilience of the people of our staate and our country, and remind us all that much like other difficult periods in our history, we will eventually make it through.”

As of Friday, July 3, 2020, Executive Order No. 114 (2020) is no longer in effect.

Executive Order No. 160

 

Since December 2015, NJSA 52:3-12.1 requires the Office of the Secretary of State create and maintain an electronic notification system alerting the public when US and State flags are to be flown at half-staff.

 

Flag Lowering Scheduled By Statute

Description Date Statute
Peace Officers Memorial Day May 15th NJSA 36:2-50
Memorial Day (Until Noon) Last Monday in May NJSA 36:1-1
Corrections Officer Day (Flags at State's correctional facilities) July 30 NJSA 36:2-187
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day December 7 NJSA 36:2-59

 

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