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Governor Carney Formally Extends State of Emergency

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, March 19, 2021



WILMINGTON, Del. – 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 enough people, let’s do what works to fight community spread. Avoid large gatherings. Wear a mask. Wash your hands frequently. Stay vigilant and we’ll get through this.”

Governor Carney’s State of Emergency declaration carries the full force and effect of law. Delawareans and visitors also must follow local restrictions in place to limit community spread of COVID-19.

Anyone with a question about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Delawareans over the age of 18 are encouraged to download COVID Alert DE, Delaware’s free COVID exposure notification app. Download on the App Store or Google Play.

Report a business for COVID-19 non-compliance using this form.  

Learn more about the State of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program at de.gov/covidvaccine.  

For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus

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Governor Carney Formally Extends State of Emergency

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, March 19, 2021



WILMINGTON, Del. – 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 enough people, let’s do what works to fight community spread. Avoid large gatherings. Wear a mask. Wash your hands frequently. Stay vigilant and we’ll get through this.”

Governor Carney’s State of Emergency declaration carries the full force and effect of law. Delawareans and visitors also must follow local restrictions in place to limit community spread of COVID-19.

Anyone with a question about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Delawareans over the age of 18 are encouraged to download COVID Alert DE, Delaware’s free COVID exposure notification app. Download on the App Store or Google Play.

Report a business for COVID-19 non-compliance using this form.  

Learn more about the State of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program at de.gov/covidvaccine.  

For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus

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