State of Emergency continues

January 26, 2021

Gov. John Carney formally extended the State of Emergency declaration Jan. 25 for another 30 days to confront community spread of COVID-19.

This is the 11th time Carney has extended the State of Emergency since the pandemic began in March. Delaware law requires renewal every 30 days. 

“Each day, we are getting the life-saving vaccine out to more Delawareans, including our most vulnerable friends and neighbors,” Carney said. “But until supply increases and we can make vaccinations more widely available, let’s do what works to fight community spread of COVID-19. Avoid gatherings. Wear a mask. Wash your hands frequently. Stay vigilant and we’ll get through this.”

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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