Carney issues call to action for emergency supplies

April 2, 2020

Gov. John Carney issued a community call-to-action April 2, urging all Delaware citizens, businesses and nonprofits to offer their assistance in Delaware’s fight against COVID-19.

“Delawareans across our state have stepped up during this challenging time to support their neighbors, and support Delaware’s response to COVID-19,” Carney said. “We hope this new effort will encourage more Delaware citizens, businesses and nonprofit organizations to get involved. Our goal is to get emergency supplies and materials where they are most needed – on the front lines supporting our health care workers, our long-term care facilities, and other first responders. We’ll get through this – but it takes all of us.”

The State of Delaware launched an online tool at to connect Delawareans offering materials and supplies with organizations, medical providers and others in need of assistance.

Click here if you are a citizen, business or nonprofit with materials and supplies to support Delaware’s response.

Click here if you represent a nursing home, emergency childcare site, grocery store, pharmacy, or other designated emergency retailer and are in need of supplies.

Carney issued a formal request for assistance to private sector vendors March 25, urging vendors to indicate the availability of critical emergency supplies.

Critical needs include:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Tyvek suits
  • N95 masks
  • Face shields and/or eye protection
  • Impermeable gowns

Delawareans with general questions about COVID-19 or their exposure risk can call the Division of Public Health’s Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-408-1899, or 711 for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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