The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is now notifying the public of flag notifications through the AlertPA, or Code Red, system.
Current users will be able to log into their existing account and select “Flag Notifications” from the “Additional Notifications” section on the AlertPA website. New users will need to create an account and then select the option to receive flag notification alerts.
A press release will continue to be issued for all flag notifications, however, the AlertPA notification will be the only way for individuals to receive a direct notification regarding a change in the status of the United States and Commonwealth flags.
To create an account, or to select the Flag Notifications alert on an existing account, visit AlertPa.
The flag, when flown at half-staff, shall be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag shall be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.
When the United States flag is lowered to half-staff, the Commonwealth flag will also be lowered to half-staff.
Special days designated in accordance with this section for flying the flag at half-staff may be proclaimed by the Governor in any manner that he deems appropriate.