New Program to Provide Emergency House Aid to DE Renters Affected by Coronavirus Outbreak

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Governor John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi on Thursday announced a new program to provide emergency housing assistance to renters affected by shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours or unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DE HAP) will provide eligible households up…

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Gov Carney Announces Request for Assistance from Vendors

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Governor John Carney on Wednesday announced the State of Delaware requests assistance from vendors throughout the state in the effort to combat coronavirus (COVID-19). In response to Governor Carney’s State of Emergency Declaration, the State of Delaware received many vendor requests offering the sale of goods and/or services to assist with the response to the…

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Gov Carney Moves DE Presidential Primary & Suspends Foreclosures & Evictions

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Governor John Carney on Tuesday issued a sixth modification to his State of Emergency declaration, moving Delaware’s presidential primary to June 2, and suspending residential foreclosures and evictions during the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). The order goes into effect at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25. It will remain in effect until May 15 or until…

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UPDATED: Gov Carney Orders Delaware Beaches to Close at 5pm Saturday

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Governor John Carney has issued a third modification to his emergency declaration. The new orders close Delaware beaches to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.  The public is prohibited from accessing the beach except to exercise or walk their dogs where dogs are permitted. Local officials may choose to enact tighter restrictions.  The modification also prohibits…

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Gov Carney Announces Statewide Testing Plan for Coronavirus

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On Friday, Governor John Carney announced a coordinated statewide plan (with Division of Public Health (DPH), Delaware Healthcare Association, and each of the health care systems in Delaware) to ensure people with symptoms consistent with coronavirus have access to safe and efficient testing in the First State – at NO cost to patients.  Beginning Monday…

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Gov Carney Declares State of Emergency in Delaware to Prepare for Spread of Coronavirus – Effective 8am Friday, March 13

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Governor John Carney on Thursday issued a State of Emergency declaration to prepare for the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The State of Emergency directs the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and the Delaware Department of Health & Social Services’ Division of Public Health to mobilize state agency resources to assist with Delaware’s response to the…

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Gov Carney to Announce Education Funding Monday Afternoon

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Governor John Carney will be joined by members of the General Assembly, educators and advocates Monday afternoon at New Castle Elementary School to announce additional funding for low-income Delaware students and English learners, and additional mental health and reading supports for high-needs Delaware schools. The funding, which is included in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget,…

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Ribbon Cut on New Marvel Saltmarsh Preserve Boardwalk & Observation Deck

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The new boardwalk and observation deck at the Marvel Saltmarsh Preserve on the Delaware Bayshore Byway near Slaughter Beach has been opened.  Governor John Carney, along with state and local officials held a ribbon cutting Friday afternoon.  The new facility will give visitors a chance to experience the Marvel Saltmarsh Preserve like never before –…

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Gov Carney’s State of the State Town Hall Meetings – Monday in Milford

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Governor John Carney will hold six town hall meetings throughout the state beginning on Wednesday, January 30th in Dover.  He will meet with local state officials and community members to discuss the State of the State and other issues.  The ONLY Sussex County Town Hall is set for Monday, February 11 at the Carlisle Fire…

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Second & Final DE Bump Stock & Trigger Crank Buyback Set Statewide Wed, Nov 7

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Two bump stock and trigger crank buyback events will be held for Delaware residents on November 3rd and November 7th. In June, Governor John Carney signed House Bill 300, making the possession of a bump stock or trigger crank illegal in the State. The law mandates that Delaware residents relinquish these weapons to law enforcement,…

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Governor John Carney Announces Judicial Nominations

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Governor John Carney has made several nominations for judicial appointments this week.  He has nominated Sussex County Superior Court Judge Richard Stokes for appointment to the position of Resident Judge – he is currently the Acting Resident Judge.  He also nominated attorney Craig Karsnitz for a seat on the Sussex County Superior Court.  Two judicial…

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Gov. Carney’s Statement on the Weather Forecast

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Governor Carney’s Statement on Weather Forecast WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Sunday issued the following statement on weather conditions and encouraged Delawareans to follow the latest forecasts and emergency preparedness resources online: “The Delaware Emergency Management Agency is closely monitoring the approach of Hurricane Florence, as well as Hurricane Isaac farther out in…

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No Delaware National Guard Troops will be Going to the Southern Border

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Delaware will NOT be sending National Guard troops to the Southern Border. Governor Carney’s Statement on the Delaware National Guard and Deployment to the Southern Border DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney on Tuesday issued the following statement on the Delaware National Guard and deployment to the southern border:   “I take my job as Commander-in-Chief of the…

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Gov Carney Establishes Advisory Council on English Learners

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On Wednesday, Governor John Carney signed an Executive Order that establishes the Advisory Council on English Learners to help implement the state’s community-driven English Learner Strategic Plan 2022.  The number of English learners in the First State has increased by 433% since 1997.  There are currently nearly 12,000 English learners in Delaware public schools this…

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UPDATED: Gov Carney Lifts Level 1 Driving Warning for NCCo

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Governor Carney Issues Level 1 Driving Warning for New Castle County Driving Warning begins at 2:00 p.m., motorists to exercise extra caution WILMINGTON, Del. – With snowfall intensifying, Governor Carney has issued a Level 1 Driving Warning for New Castle County beginning at 2:00 p.m. A Level 1 Driving Warning means: Any person operating a…

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Governor Carney & Rep. Short on Gun Safety Laws in Delaware

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In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida which left 17 dead, Governor John Carney has issued the following statement on Gun Safety Laws: “Over the past several years, Delaware has made progress in strengthening our gun safety laws, to help give law enforcement the tools they need to more effectively confront gun…

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DSP & Municipal Recruit Class Graduation Day

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It was graduation day in Dover Friday as the 91st Delaware State Police and 85th Municipal Recruit Class were celebrated.  Thirty new DSP members and 28 law enforcement officers representing multiple agencies – including the Bethany Beach Police, Dover Police, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife, Greenwood, Milford and Seaford Police will soon be on…

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