Gov Carney Joins 17 Governors in Standing in Solidarity with Israel

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Governor John Carney has joined 17 governors standing in solidarity with Israel, issuing a joint letter to federal leaders to express the broad support for Israel and condemnation of terror attacks from Hamas. The governors also reaffirmed their commitment to work with the U.S. Department of State to ensure the safe return of Americans. The…

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Gov Carney Tests Positive for Covid-19

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From the Governor’s office: Governor John Carney tested positive for COVID-19 late Friday through an at-home antigen test, which he took after experiencing mild symptoms. Governor Carney is currently isolating per the CDC guidelines. “I’m feeling fine and will work from home,” said Governor Carney. “Also, Go Birds!”

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Gov Carney Announces Major Child Care Investments & Initiatives

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Child care policies are a priority for Governor John Carney this year – as he stated in his State of the State address last week. Today the Governor announced his administration’s priorities and investments for child care for the coming year which will support, enhance and expand child care quality and access. This includes investing…

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Gov Carney Extends Public Health Emergency Another 30 Days

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Governor John Carney has formally extended the Public Health Emergency for another 30 days. The Governor says that Covid-19 cases peak in January. This extension allows the State of Delaware and medical providers to continue Covid-19 vaccination and testing programs. Under Delaware law, a public health emergency declaration must be renewed every 30 days.

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DE Public Health Emergency Extended Another 30 Days

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Governor John Carney has again extended the Public Health Emergency for another 30 days to allow the State and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs. Governor Carney says that with the start of the holiday season it’s important to do what we know works – stay home if you’re sick, get vaccinated…

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Gov John Carney Nominates Two for Family Court Reappointments

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Governor John Carney has nominated Judge Peter B. Jones for reappointment to the Family Court in Sussex County. Jones has served on the Family Court since 2018. Commissioner Emily A. Farley has been renominated for reappointment as a Commissioner for the Family Court in Kent County. She has served as a Commissioner in Dover since…

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Gov Carney to Deliver State of the State Thursday, Jan 20

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Delaware Governor John Carney will deliver his 2022 State of the State address at 2pm on Thursday, January 20. Gov Carney will speak from the House Chamber in Legislative Hall in Dover. His address will be live-streamed on Governor Carney’s Facebook page, YouTube and de.gov/sots. The Delaware General Assembly will convene in a Joint Session…

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Gov Carney Issues State of Emergency Declaration to Combat Winter Surge of Coronavirus & Hospitalizations

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Governor John Carney on Monday issued a new State of Emergency (SOE) declaration, effective today, January 3, 2022, to combat the winter surge of COVID-19 and hospitalizations.  Click here to read the full text of Governor Carney’s State of Emergency declaration. “We still face a very serious situation with COVID-19 in Delaware, especially in our hospital…

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DE Public Health Emergency Order Extended Another 30 Days

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Governor John Carney on Friday formally extended the Public Health Emergency order another 30 days to allow the State of Delaware and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs, and issued the following statement:  “We’ve made a lot of progress in getting folks vaccinated, but we still have a lot of work to do,” said Governor Carney.…

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Gov. Carney Signs SB 15 to Increase DE’s Minimum Wage

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Alongside labor leaders, advocates and members of the General Assembly on Monday, Governor John Carney signed legislation to gradually increase Delaware’s minimum wage to $15. “Delawareans who go to work full time shouldn’t be living in poverty,” said Governor Carney. “I am proud to sign Senate Bill 15 today, gradually increasing the minimum wage to $15. Thank you…

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Gov Carney Signs 29th Modification to Coronavirus State of Emergency; State Employees – Keep Masks Handy!

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Governor John Carney on Tuesday signed the 29th modification to the COVID-19 State of Emergency declaration, eliminating social distancing requirements and removing Delaware’s mask mandate effective May 21. Delawareans, visitors, and Delaware businesses should follow social distancing and masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals issued last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unvaccinated Delawareans…

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Gov Carney Issues 10th Revision to Emergency Order – Deals with Masks, Sports, Outdoor Eating and Cleaning & Disinfecting

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Governor John Carney has issued the 10th revision to the COVID-19 emergency order, easing outdoor table size restrictions in restaurants and suspending Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) masking regulations to ensure consistency with the Governor’s emergency orders and guidance from the Division of Public Health (DPH) – effective at 8am Wednesday. Click here to read the 10th…

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Gov Announces Trauma Awareness Month Beginning May 1

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Governor John Carney on Monday announced May 2021 as the third annual Trauma Awareness Month to recognize efforts of trauma-informed practices across the State of Delaware. This year, Trauma Awareness Month includes a series of educational webinars and recognition of the Compassionate Champion Awards recipients. Trauma Awareness Month is co-sponsored by the Family Services Cabinet Council (FSCC) and Trauma Matters Delaware (TMD). …

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Governor John Carney Makes Judicial Nominations, Including First Woman Nominee for Chancellor of DE Court of Chancery

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Governor John Carney on Friday announced a series of judicial nominations, which will be sent to the Delaware Senate for consideration:   Vice Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick will be nominated as Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. McCormick would be the first woman to serve as Chancellor and would replace Chancellor Andre Bouchard, who is retiring. McCormick…

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Gov Carney & DSHA Announce Reopening of COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

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Joined by U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Governor John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi on Friday announced the reopening of the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DEHAP), which provides financial assistance for renters affected by COVID-19. Landlords and tenants can apply for assistance beginning Monday, March 22,…

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Gov Carney Extends State of Emergency Another 30 Days

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Governor John Carney on Friday formally extended the State of Emergency declaration another 30 days to confront community spread of COVID-19, and issued the following statement: “We have expanded vaccine eligibility to get the life-saving COVID-19 vaccine out to more Delawareans in a way that is fast and fair,” said Governor Carney. “But until we can vaccinate…

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Gov Carney Announces Updates to COVID-19 Vaccination Program

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Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division on Public Health (DPH) on Tuesday announced an expansion of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program.  On Wednesday, pharmacies in Delaware may begin vaccinating â€‹Delawareans aged 50+.  Also on Wednesday, health care providers, including hospitals, may vaccinate patients 16+ with high â€‹and moderate-risk medical condition​s. Providers who are NOT vaccinating may refer patients to hospital systems. Delawareans…

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Delaware Seeing Some Decreases in Coronavirus & More Vaccine Coming

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Governor John Carney began this week’s coronavirus update with good news. Delaware’s numbers have been dropping in recent weeks. The number of new positive coronavirus tests is lower, hospitalizations are lower and the percent positive for all positive tests has also dropped from a 10.3% on January 5th to 6.9% Monday. Second doses of the…

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Gov John Carney’s 2021 Delaware State of the State

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January 26, 2021As prepared for delivery Lt. Governor Hall-Long, Mister Speaker, Mister President Pro Temp, Members of the 151st General Assembly, Members of the Cabinet, Distinguished members of the Judiciary, and my fellow Delawareans: Thank you for inviting me into the chamber today, and thank you for tuning in virtually during this very unusual time.…

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Ellen Magee Appointed as Sussex County Register of Wills

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As Cyndi Green moves into the District 2 seat on the Sussex County Council this week, Governor John Carney has appointed Ellen Magee to the now vacant Sussex County Register of Wills seat. Under the Delaware Constitution, the governor must appoint a replacement for the row office seat until January 2023 – an election will…

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Weekly DE Coronavirus Update Will Take Place at 1:45pm

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Governor John Carney will hold his weekly coronavirus update this afternoon beginning at 1:45. He will be joined by three members of the Delaware Public Health team – Jamie Mack, Chief of Health Systems Protection, Medical Director, Dr. Rick Hong and Chief Physician, Dr. Rick Pescatore. The meeting will be live streamed on the DPH…

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Testing Partnership with Nemours & Pediatric Care Providers across Delaware Announced

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Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced on Friday that the State of Delaware will partner with Nemours Children’s Health System, the Delaware Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other pediatric care providers in Delaware to make rapid COVID-19 tests available for Delaware children and adolescents statewide.  Delaware…

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