Gov. John Carney to issue State of Emergency Jan. 3rd

CaptureDELAWARE — Governor John Carney has announced that the state of Delaware will go into a state of emergency effective January 3rd to combat the winter surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

The mandate will allow the state additional flexibility to respond to the winter surge of COVID-19. Also, allow members of the Delaware National Guard to work as certified nursing assistants in skilled nursing facilities to care for patients currently in hospitals. Currently, 100 members are being trained to become CNA’s. Governor John Carney says “Members of our Guard and frontline health care workers continue to step up time and time again. We need all Delawareans and Delaware businesses to step up and help us get through this winter surge.” Also while at the state level “we are focused on reducing the strain on our hospitals this winter, and getting even more Delawareans vaccinated” he says.

In addition, the Public Health Emergency order has been extended another 30 days to allow the first state and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs.

 

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