Gov. Carney extends public health emergency for Delaware

Posted 12/3/21

WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney on Friday formally extended the Public Health Emergency order another 30 days to allow the state and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing …

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Gov. Carney extends public health emergency for Delaware

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WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney on Friday formally extended the Public Health Emergency order another 30 days to allow the state and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs.

Under Delaware law, Public Health Emergency declarations must be renewed every 30 days.

“We’ve made a lot of progress in getting folks vaccinated, but we still have a lot of work to do,” Gov. Carney said in a statement. “With colder weather and more indoor gatherings, we are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases. Children ages five and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, and we need to get more of our younger Delawareans vaccinated.”

He encouraged those eligible for a booster shot to go out and get one versus waiting to make an appointment. Visit de.gov/getmyvaccine to find locations where COVID-19 vaccines are available.

Visit de.gov/gettested to learn more about COVID-19 testing.