Gov. Whitmer lowers flags to honor 10,000 Michigan lives lost to COVID-19: “Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor 10,000 Michigan lives lost to COVID-19. Flags will be flown at half-staff for 10 days, representing one day per 1,000 deaths, beginning Dec. 8 through Dec. 18.” via WXYZ.com