Governor Carney, health officials formalize vaccine requirement for Del. educators

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DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services have formally issued an emergency regulation requiring educators, school staff, volunteers, and contractors working in Delaware schools to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing.

This regulation takes effect on November 1st and applies to public and private K-12 schools.

“There’s no better way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and keep all Delaware children in their classrooms, than to get vaccinated,” said Governor Carney. “Our top priority has been to get all Delaware students back in school this fall. This requirement will help keep them there and prevent regular disruptions to their learning. These vaccines are safe and extremely protective against COVID-19 infection and serious illness. I encourage all Delawareans to get your shot and help us finally put an end to this pandemic.”

The full emergency regulation can be found here.

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