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  Category: Office of the Governor


Governor Carney Formally Extends Public Health Emergency

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, October 7, 2021

WILMINGTON, Del. –  Governor John Carney on Thursday 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:  “There’s no better way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and keep all Delaware children in their classrooms for in-person learning, […]




Delaware Announces Community Investment Recovery Fund for Delaware Nonprofits

Governor John Carney | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | Office of the Governor | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, October 7, 2021

Governor John Carney and Lt. Governor Hall-Long announced the Community Investment Recovery Fund, which will provide nonprofits with one-time funding to support major capital projects in Delaware communities hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.




Governor Carney Announces Funding for New Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill

Delaware Health and Social Services | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

89-year-old hospital in Smyrna will be replaced with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars   SMYRNA, Del. — Governor John Carney, Lt. Governor Hall-Long and Molly Magarik, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), announced $50 million on Wednesday to build a new Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in […]




Governor Carney Announces Leadership Change at Delaware Department of Education (DOE) 

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday announced that Dr. Susan Bunting will leave her position as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) in December after nearly five decades of service in Delaware public education. Dr. Bunting, who was confirmed as Secretary by the Delaware Senate in January 2017, spent the previous four decades […]




Smokey Bear in Dover for Fire Prevention Week

Delaware Libraries | Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Smokey Bear joined Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen, the Dover Volunteer Fire Department, and the Delaware Forest Service to celebrate “National Fire Prevention Week” at the Dover Public Library’s Songs and Stories event for young children and their families. Governor John C. Carney, Jr. has proclaimed the week of October 3 to 9, 2021 as “Fire Prevention Week in Delaware” and ” to urge all citizens to thank community firefighters, familiarize themselves with the smoke alarms in their home, develop a home fire escape plan, and participate in efforts to prevent fire situations.”







  Category: Office of the Governor


Governor Carney Formally Extends Public Health Emergency

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, October 7, 2021

WILMINGTON, Del. –  Governor John Carney on Thursday 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:  “There’s no better way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and keep all Delaware children in their classrooms for in-person learning, […]




Delaware Announces Community Investment Recovery Fund for Delaware Nonprofits

Governor John Carney | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | Office of the Governor | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, October 7, 2021

Governor John Carney and Lt. Governor Hall-Long announced the Community Investment Recovery Fund, which will provide nonprofits with one-time funding to support major capital projects in Delaware communities hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.




Governor Carney Announces Funding for New Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill

Delaware Health and Social Services | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

89-year-old hospital in Smyrna will be replaced with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars   SMYRNA, Del. — Governor John Carney, Lt. Governor Hall-Long and Molly Magarik, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), announced $50 million on Wednesday to build a new Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in […]




Governor Carney Announces Leadership Change at Delaware Department of Education (DOE) 

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday announced that Dr. Susan Bunting will leave her position as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) in December after nearly five decades of service in Delaware public education. Dr. Bunting, who was confirmed as Secretary by the Delaware Senate in January 2017, spent the previous four decades […]




Smokey Bear in Dover for Fire Prevention Week

Delaware Libraries | Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Smokey Bear joined Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen, the Dover Volunteer Fire Department, and the Delaware Forest Service to celebrate “National Fire Prevention Week” at the Dover Public Library’s Songs and Stories event for young children and their families. Governor John C. Carney, Jr. has proclaimed the week of October 3 to 9, 2021 as “Fire Prevention Week in Delaware” and ” to urge all citizens to thank community firefighters, familiarize themselves with the smoke alarms in their home, develop a home fire escape plan, and participate in efforts to prevent fire situations.”