Carney formally extends state of emergency

December 24, 2020

Gov. John Carney formally extended the State of Emergency declaration Dec. 24 for another 30 days to confront community spread of COVID-19.

“It’s clear that COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations spiked after Thanksgiving gatherings. Our hospitals can’t afford another spike this Christmas. I know it’s tough, but please consider adjusting your holiday plans,” he said in a press release. “Wear a mask whenever you’re around friends or family outside your household. These are temporary sacrifices until we have enough vaccines to crush COVID-19. Stay vigilant.”

This is the 10th extension since March, and a monthly extension is required by law in order to continue a state of emergency.

Carney’s state of emergency declaration carries the full force and effect of law. Delawareans and visitors also must follow local restrictions in place to limit community spread of COVID-19.

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