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Governor Carney Launches Public Education Campaign with Beach Towns as Delaware Beaches ReopenDate Posted: May 22, 2020
Public Health Announces 143 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans, 5 New DeathsDate Posted: May 22, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Proactive Community-based COVID-19 TestingDate Posted: May 22, 2020
Flag Lowering Reminder for Memorial DayDate Posted: May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020 COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 22, 2020
Division of Public Health Awarded $67 Million GrantDate Posted: May 21, 2020
Terrorism Prevention Grant Funds AvailableDate Posted: May 21, 2020
Public Health Announces 192 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Delaware, 7 New DeathsDate Posted: May 21, 2020
DNREC begins treatment of downstate public ponds for the aquatic weed hydrillaDate Posted: May 21, 2020
Public Health Announces 157 Additional Positive Cases, 6 New DeathsDate Posted: May 20, 2020
Delaware Issues Guidance To Help U-Pick Farms Open For The SeasonDate Posted: May 20, 2020
Cash Toll Collection to Resume Thursday, May 21, 2020Date Posted: May 20, 2020
Public Health Announces 168 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 7 New DeathsDate Posted: May 19, 2020
Beach Restrictions To Be Lifted, Visitor Numbers Limited In State Parks For Memorial Day WeekendDate Posted: May 19, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Additional Interim Steps for Retail, Restaurant Businesses to Expand OperationsDate Posted: May 19, 2020
Revenue Announces Joint Public Call with Unemployment and the IRSDate Posted: May 19, 2020
Delaware Public Health Announces 199 Additional Positive Cases, 7 New DeathsDate Posted: May 18, 2020
Governor Carney, Secretary Bunting Announce Working Groups to Plan Safe Return to School BuildingsDate Posted: May 18, 2020
May 19, 2020 COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 18, 2020
Governor Carney Issues Guidance for Churches, Houses of WorshipDate Posted: May 18, 2020
Public Health Announces 174 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 15 New DeathsDate Posted: May 16, 2020
‘Hope Line’ Connects Delawareans to Help for Handling Stress, Behavioral Health IssuesDate Posted: May 15, 2020
Delaware Public Health Announces 150 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 11 New DeathsDate Posted: May 15, 2020
Governor Carney Releases Phase 1 Economic Reopening GuidanceDate Posted: May 15, 2020
Delaware partners on Graduate Together broadcast, websiteDate Posted: May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020 COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 15, 2020
Public Health Announces 271 More Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans; 13 New DeathsDate Posted: May 14, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Reopening of Beaches to DelawareansDate Posted: May 14, 2020
Flag lowering for Peace Officers Memorial DayDate Posted: May 14, 2020
Public Health Announces 211 More Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans; 10 New DeathsDate Posted: May 13, 2020
New website provides Seaford-area residents information on proposed flood risk mapping revisionsDate Posted: May 12, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Statewide Contact Tracing Plan for COVID-19Date Posted: May 12, 2020
Public Health Announces 176 More Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans; 12 New DeathsDate Posted: May 12, 2020
Public Health Announces 118 New Positive Cases of COVID-19; 1 Additional Death of a DelawareanDate Posted: May 11, 2020
Steps The Self-Employed Should Take To Register For (PUA) Benefits In Delaware.Date Posted: May 11, 2020
Delaware Farmers’ Markets To Open Under New COVID-19 ProtocolsDate Posted: May 11, 2020
May 12, 2020 COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 11, 2020
Public Health Announces 170 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 3 More DeathsDate Posted: May 10, 2020
Governor Carney Signs Sixteenth Modification to State of EmergencyDate Posted: May 10, 2020
Public Health Announces 166 Additional Positive Cases; 8 New DeathsDate Posted: May 9, 2020
División de Servicios Sociales de Delaware Aprobados para la EBT debido a la Pandemia para Alimentar a los NiñosDate Posted: May 9, 2020
DHSS Announces Three More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Involving Residents of Delaware Hospital for the Chronically IllDate Posted: May 9, 2020
Public Health Announces 172 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 11 New Deaths of DelawareansDate Posted: May 8, 2020
Nearly $7 million in civil penalties secured against criminal enterprises involving human traffickingDate Posted: May 8, 2020
Governor Carney Releases Statement on Economic Reopening; Announces June 1 as Target for Phase IDate Posted: May 8, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Significant Expansion of Statewide Testing Program for COVID-19Date Posted: May 8, 2020
May 8, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 8, 2020
Public Health Announces 161 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19Date Posted: May 7, 2020
Gouvènè Carney repwograme Primè Prezidansyèl la pou 7 jiyèDate Posted: May 7, 2020
El gobernador Carney reprograma las primarias presidenciales para el 7 de julioDate Posted: May 7, 2020
Governor Carney Reschedules Presidential Primary for July 7Date Posted: May 7, 2020
DNREC opens virtual operations for water-related servicesDate Posted: May 7, 2020
Recovery Town Hall – May 7, 6:00pm – Southern New Castle County focusDate Posted: May 7, 2020
Public Health Announces 407 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 as Testing IncreasesDate Posted: May 6, 2020
Fees, passes required at state parks, wildlife areas starting Friday, May 8Date Posted: May 6, 2020
Recovery Town Hall – May 6, 7:30pm – Sussex County focusDate Posted: May 6, 2020
Delaware Public Health Announces 83 Additional Positive Cases, 5 More Deaths Related to COVID-19Date Posted: May 5, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Interim Steps Allowing Small Businesses; Universal Testing in Nursing HomesDate Posted: May 5, 2020
Delaware Social Services Approved for Pandemic EBT to Feed Children During COVID-19 EmergencyDate Posted: May 5, 2020
Delaware Public Health Announces 80 More Positive Cases, 5 New Deaths Related to COVID-19Date Posted: May 5, 2020
Secretary Bunting honors high school seniors for outstanding academic achievementDate Posted: May 5, 2020
May 5, 1:45pm COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 5, 2020
Delaware Digital History Museum provides opportunities to experience Delaware history … from homeDate Posted: May 4, 2020
New System To Support Applications For Pandemic Unemployment AnnouncedDate Posted: May 4, 2020
Domestic Violence Survivors Receive More Than 100 Prepaid PhonesDate Posted: May 4, 2020
Delaware Public Health announces 170 new positive cases, 9 more deaths related to COVID-19Date Posted: May 3, 2020
Governor Carney and Six Governors Announce Joint Multi-State Agreement to Develop Regional Supply ChainDate Posted: May 3, 2020
Public Health Announces 120 New Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among DelawareansDate Posted: May 2, 2020
DHSS Announces Three More Deaths Involving Residents or Patients at Its 24/7 FacilitiesDate Posted: May 2, 2020
Public Health Announces 184 Additional Positive Cases of Covid-19 in Delaware, 7 more deathsDate Posted: May 1, 2020
Recovery Town Hall – May 4, 6:00pm – Northern New Castle County focusDate Posted: May 1, 2020
May 1, 1:45pm COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: April 30, 2020
DPH Announces 79 More Positive Cases; 8 Additional DeathsDate Posted: April 30, 2020
Gouvènè Carney Piblye 14 zyèm Modifikasyon Pou Deklarasyon IjansDate Posted: April 30, 2020
El gobernador Carney emite la Decimocuarta Modificación a la Declaración de Estado de EmergenciaDate Posted: April 30, 2020
Governor Carney Issues 14th Modification to Emergency DeclarationDate Posted: April 30, 2020
DNREC state parks, wildlife area visitors must bring masks starting FridayDate Posted: April 30, 2020
Division of the Arts announces CARES Organization Relief grantDate Posted: April 30, 2020
Public Health Announces 80 More Positive Cases of COVID-19, 7 Additional DeathsDate Posted: April 29, 2020
Sussex County: Coronavirus testing sites announced April 29-May 4, 2020Date Posted: April 29, 2020
El gobernador Carney declara foco infeccioso de COVID-19 en el condado de SussexDate Posted: April 29, 2020
Reduced Driving Leads to Rebates, Reimbursements, Reduced Insurance RatesDate Posted: April 29, 2020
Recovery Town Hall – April 29, 6:00pm – Kent County FocusDate Posted: April 29, 2020
Public Health Announces 413 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 12 More DeathsDate Posted: April 28, 2020
April 28, 3:00pm COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: April 28, 2020
Governor Carney Declares COVID-19 Hot Spot in Sussex County, Announces Expansion of Community Testing SitesDate Posted: April 28, 2020
Gouvènè Carney Deklare COVID-19 la yon Pwen Cho nan Konte Sussex, Anonse Agrandisman Sit Kominotè pou Tès yoDate Posted: April 28, 2020
DNREC appeals Public Service Commission’s Earth Day action to halt key environmental policyDate Posted: April 27, 2020
Public Health Announces 128 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 5 New Deaths of DelawareansDate Posted: April 27, 2020
Delawareans yo ap oblije kouvri figi yo nan plas piblikDate Posted: April 26, 2020
Los residentes de Delaware deberán usar mascarillaDate Posted: April 26, 2020
Delaware Division of Public Health Announces 458 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19Date Posted: April 26, 2020
Governor Carney Requires Delawareans to Wear Face Coverings in Public SettingsDate Posted: April 25, 2020
Delaware’s Division of Public Health Announces 12 More Deaths Due to Complications from COVID-19Date Posted: April 25, 2020
Delaware Schools Closed through Academic YearDate Posted: April 24, 2020
Public Health Announces 134 More Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Delaware, 8 New DeathsDate Posted: April 24, 2020
DSHA Pauses Delaware Housing Assistance Program to Manage Volume, Assess Available ResourcesDate Posted: April 24, 2020
Top federal and state prosecutors form Delaware COVID-19 anti-fraud coalitionDate Posted: April 24, 2020
April 24, 1:45 pm COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: April 24, 2020
Governor Carney Removes Restrictions on Out-of-State Health Care Workers to Assist in COVID-19 ResponseDate Posted: April 23, 2020

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020

Effort aims to raise awareness on beach restrictions, individual responsibility in COVID-19 mitigation, ahead of Memorial Day Weekend and summer season
WILMINGTON, Del. –  Governor John Carney on Friday launched the “Summer Safely” public education campaign in partnership with the beach towns, local Chambers of Commerce, the Delaware Tourism Office, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). 
The public education effort seeks to reinforce the restrictions on the Delaware beaches and to encourage Delawareans to take the proper steps to mitigate COVID-19 as we head into the summer season. Governor Carney lifted State of Delaware restrictions that limited access for only walking and exercise starting at 5:00 p.m. today, May 22, ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. 
The key messages of the “Summer Safely” initiative are: 
Practice social distancing. Stay 6 feet apart. 
Wear a face covering in public places.
Wash or sanitize your hands frequently. 
Stay home if you’re sick. 
“We look forward to welcoming Delawareans back at the beach this weekend, but we all need to take basic precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Carney. “Wear a face covering in public settings. Keep your distance from others. Wash or sanitize your hands frequently. I know it’s unusual, but we know that’s the best way to prevent transmission of the disease. Now’s not the time to let up.”
The campaign will begin on Friday with metal signage at entryways to the beaches, stickers on takeout containers, and decals on windows of retailers. Promotional tactics will expand as the summer progresses. 
A team of Beach Ambassadors in “Summer Safely” t-shirts will also greet beachgoers starting this Friday to educate Delawareans about the proper ways to mitigate coronavirus and point individuals to resources when they seek additional information. The team of Beach Ambassadors have been trained by the Division of Public Health and the Delaware Tourism Office on how to address questions and the resources to provide members of the public. Beach Ambassadors also will use and distribute hand sanitizer produced by Painted Stave Distilling in Smyrna.
“For many, travel will be different this year. As we enter this season, we join with state and local leaders to remind everyone to summer safely and hope Delawareans will use this opportunity to rediscover the landscapes and tourism businesses in their own backyards,” said Liz Keller, Delaware Tourism Director. “The beaches are part of what makes Delaware such a special place to live in and travel to. We also look forward to welcoming back out-of-state visitors when it is once again safe to do so.”
“As Health Secretary I know it’s important for people to spend time outside for physical activity as a way to bolster both our physical and emotional health,” said Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker, a practicing family physician. “While we know that the risk for transmission of the virus does decrease when we are outdoors, we must remain vigilant about maintaining social distancing, wearing a face covering if we can’t stay 6 feet away from others, washing our hands and using hand sanitizer as often as possible, and coughing and sneezing into our face covering or our elbow. To keep the beaches open, we all need to help prevent flare-ups of COVID-19 by protecting ourselves and others.”
“We know the importance of getting outdoors, to stay active and healthy, maybe now more than ever,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin. “Our beaches within Delaware State Parks can be a space for Delawareans to safely enjoy the outdoors – to swim, boat, fish, kayak and more – but only if everyone follows the public health requirements to avoid groups and practice social distancing. We’ll do our part to monitor the number of visitors to our parks, but we also urge Delawareans to take this time to explore our less-traveled parks, trails and spaces.”
“The Association of Coastal Towns membership has worked cooperatively with Governor Carney, State officials and local leaders to ensure a consistent message is relayed to our residents and visitors this coming summer season,” said Association of Coastal Towns Chairman Gene Langan. “The message being conveyed is to come enjoy Delaware’s beautiful beaches and do so safely. We are looking forward to an improving health situation in Delaware and welcoming back visitors to all of our beaches.”
“All of our businesses are ready to once again open their doors and get back to business,” said the Association of Chambers of Commerce in Delaware. “As the Chambers of Commerce in Delaware, we ask everyone in the state, residents and visitors, to do their part so that we can all get back to business as normal and all enjoy shopping locally.”
“Small Businesses and tourism are the lifeblood of our state, and Painted Stave Distilling is very pleased to be able to help get our state beaches open through the beach ambassador program,” said Mike Rasmussen, Co-owner Painted Stave Distilling. “COVID-19 has forced many small businesses to shift how we do business, and we are glad that we have been able to produce something needed to stay safe by so many businesses and citizens in our state.”
For additional details about Delaware’s economic reopening, visit de.gov/economy. 
Anyone with a question about COVID-19, should call Delaware 2-1-1, or email info@delaware211.org. 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. Medical-related questions related to testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.
DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.
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Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020

Effort aims to raise awareness on beach restrictions, individual responsibility in COVID-19 mitigation, ahead of Memorial Day Weekend and summer season
WILMINGTON, Del. –  Governor John Carney on Friday launched the “Summer Safely” public education campaign in partnership with the beach towns, local Chambers of Commerce, the Delaware Tourism Office, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). 
The public education effort seeks to reinforce the restrictions on the Delaware beaches and to encourage Delawareans to take the proper steps to mitigate COVID-19 as we head into the summer season. Governor Carney lifted State of Delaware restrictions that limited access for only walking and exercise starting at 5:00 p.m. today, May 22, ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. 
The key messages of the “Summer Safely” initiative are: 
Practice social distancing. Stay 6 feet apart. 
Wear a face covering in public places.
Wash or sanitize your hands frequently. 
Stay home if you’re sick. 
“We look forward to welcoming Delawareans back at the beach this weekend, but we all need to take basic precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Carney. “Wear a face covering in public settings. Keep your distance from others. Wash or sanitize your hands frequently. I know it’s unusual, but we know that’s the best way to prevent transmission of the disease. Now’s not the time to let up.”
The campaign will begin on Friday with metal signage at entryways to the beaches, stickers on takeout containers, and decals on windows of retailers. Promotional tactics will expand as the summer progresses. 
A team of Beach Ambassadors in “Summer Safely” t-shirts will also greet beachgoers starting this Friday to educate Delawareans about the proper ways to mitigate coronavirus and point individuals to resources when they seek additional information. The team of Beach Ambassadors have been trained by the Division of Public Health and the Delaware Tourism Office on how to address questions and the resources to provide members of the public. Beach Ambassadors also will use and distribute hand sanitizer produced by Painted Stave Distilling in Smyrna.
“For many, travel will be different this year. As we enter this season, we join with state and local leaders to remind everyone to summer safely and hope Delawareans will use this opportunity to rediscover the landscapes and tourism businesses in their own backyards,” said Liz Keller, Delaware Tourism Director. “The beaches are part of what makes Delaware such a special place to live in and travel to. We also look forward to welcoming back out-of-state visitors when it is once again safe to do so.”
“As Health Secretary I know it’s important for people to spend time outside for physical activity as a way to bolster both our physical and emotional health,” said Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker, a practicing family physician. “While we know that the risk for transmission of the virus does decrease when we are outdoors, we must remain vigilant about maintaining social distancing, wearing a face covering if we can’t stay 6 feet away from others, washing our hands and using hand sanitizer as often as possible, and coughing and sneezing into our face covering or our elbow. To keep the beaches open, we all need to help prevent flare-ups of COVID-19 by protecting ourselves and others.”
“We know the importance of getting outdoors, to stay active and healthy, maybe now more than ever,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin. “Our beaches within Delaware State Parks can be a space for Delawareans to safely enjoy the outdoors – to swim, boat, fish, kayak and more – but only if everyone follows the public health requirements to avoid groups and practice social distancing. We’ll do our part to monitor the number of visitors to our parks, but we also urge Delawareans to take this time to explore our less-traveled parks, trails and spaces.”
“The Association of Coastal Towns membership has worked cooperatively with Governor Carney, State officials and local leaders to ensure a consistent message is relayed to our residents and visitors this coming summer season,” said Association of Coastal Towns Chairman Gene Langan. “The message being conveyed is to come enjoy Delaware’s beautiful beaches and do so safely. We are looking forward to an improving health situation in Delaware and welcoming back visitors to all of our beaches.”
“All of our businesses are ready to once again open their doors and get back to business,” said the Association of Chambers of Commerce in Delaware. “As the Chambers of Commerce in Delaware, we ask everyone in the state, residents and visitors, to do their part so that we can all get back to business as normal and all enjoy shopping locally.”
“Small Businesses and tourism are the lifeblood of our state, and Painted Stave Distilling is very pleased to be able to help get our state beaches open through the beach ambassador program,” said Mike Rasmussen, Co-owner Painted Stave Distilling. “COVID-19 has forced many small businesses to shift how we do business, and we are glad that we have been able to produce something needed to stay safe by so many businesses and citizens in our state.”
For additional details about Delaware’s economic reopening, visit de.gov/economy. 
Anyone with a question about COVID-19, should call Delaware 2-1-1, or email info@delaware211.org. 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. Medical-related questions related to testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.
DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.
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