Governor Carney Announces Workforce Support for Hospitals, Long-Term Care, and 24/7 State Facilities

More than $75M from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) can fund recruitment and retention payments for workers WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday announced more than $75 million in financial support for Delaware hospitals, ....

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Governor Carney Formally Extends Public Health Emergency

WILMINGTON, Del. –  Governor John Carney on Thursday formally extended the Public Health Emergency order another 30 days to allow the State of Delaware and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs, and issued the following statement:  “There’s ....

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Delaware Announces Community Investment Recovery Fund for Delaware Nonprofits

Recovery Fund will provide funding for one-time capital projects in communities hard hit by COVID-19; Application for funding now available at de.gov/rescueplan  WILMINGTON, Del. — Governor John Carney and Lt. Governor Hall-Long on Thursday announced ....

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Governor Carney Announces Funding for New Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill

89-year-old hospital in Smyrna will be replaced with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars   SMYRNA, Del. — Governor John Carney, Lt. Governor Hall-Long and Molly Magarik, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health ....

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Governor Carney, Lt. Governor Hall-Long Announce $50M American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Investment in Jobs Training

Investments will expand Forward Delaware, and fund Pathways 2.0, which will expand the Pathways program to reach more than 6,000 Delaware middle school students and 80 percent of Delaware high school students WILMINGTON, Del. – ....

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$26.4M American Rescue Plan Investment in Wilmington Housing

Funding will accelerate building in Riverside development, nearly 350 homes in two years WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, Lt. Governor Hall-Long, and members of Delaware’s congressional delegation joined community leaders at REACH Riverside on ....

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Governor Carney Announces Vaccine or Testing Requirement for Educators

Educators, staff, contractors, and volunteers in K-12 schools must receive the COVID-19 vaccine or undergo regular testing WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Department of Education ....

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Governor Carney Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration after Flooding Caused by Tropical Depression Ida

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) continues to conduct damage assessments WILMINGTON, Del. –  Governor John Carney on Friday sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting a Major Disaster Declaration following flooding caused by Tropical ....

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Governor Carney Signs Three Environmental Bills

Legislation encourages adoption of solar power and electric vehicles, curbing balloon releases WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Friday joined members of the General Assembly and environmental advocates at a Wilmington-based solar array to ....

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Gov. Carney, Lt. Gov. Hall-Long, Sen. Carper, Rep. Blunt Rochester Announce $110M Universal Broadband Investment  

Delaware aims to be first state to reach every home and business with high-speed, wired broadband service  Broadband infrastructure investment is funded by American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law by President Joe Biden  ....

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Governor Carney, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney Encourage Reading This Fall

September marks Library Card Sign-up Month, Free Story Walks in each county WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney on Friday encouraged students and families to read throughout the school ....

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Governor Carney, City of Wilmington, and DEMA Announce Flood Assistance Programs

Resources announced following Recovery Resource Fair where agencies connected with more than 200 households WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney announced on Wednesday more than 200 households affected by last week’s storm found assistance at ....

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STATEMENT: Gov. Carney on Gov. Markell’s Appointment as White House Operation Allies Welcome Coordinator

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Friday released the following statement on President Biden’s appointment of former Governor Jack Markell as White House Operation Allies Welcome Coordinator to oversee the resettlement of Afghan refugees in ....

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COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Updates for Long-Term Care Facilities, Health Care Facilities, and State Employees

Staff must provide proof of vaccination or get tested regularly for COVID-19 WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor Carney and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) on Thursday announced that ​beginning on September 30, staff in long-term care and other ....

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Governor Carney Announces Mask Requirement in K-12 Schools, Child Care, State Facilities

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Tuesday announced that everyone kindergarten-age and older in K-12 schools and child care homes and centers must wear face coverings indoors effective on Monday, August 16 – regardless of ....

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Governor Carney Signs Senate Bill 127

Legislation creates Site Readiness Fund to promote job creation, economic growth MIDDLETOWN, Del. – Governor John Carney on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 127 alongside members of the General Assembly, the Delaware Prosperity Partnership, business owners, and ....

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New Kirkwood Park Playground Dedicated on City of Wilmington’s East Side

Governor Carney, Mayor Purzycki join elected officials and school and community representatives at ribbon-cutting ceremony WILMINGTON, Del. –  The City of Wilmington hosted a dedication ceremony on Tuesday for a new $339,000 playground in Kirkwood ....

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Governor Carney Signs Clean Water for Delaware Act

Legislation Highlighted by $50 Million Clean Water Trust, Water Resources Funding for Underserved Communities LEWES, Del. –  Governor John Carney on Thursday signed into law House Bill 200, the Clean Water for Delaware Act, which creates ....

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Governor Carney Signs Body Camera Legislation

  House Bill 195 requires law enforcement to wear and use body cameras   NEWARK, Del. –  Alongside members of law enforcement, advocates and members of the General Assembly on Wednesday, Governor John Carney signed legislation ....

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Governor Carney Lifts COVID-19 State of Emergency

Public Health Emergency authorized to continue COVID-19 vaccine administration and testing program WILMINGTON, Del. –  Governor John Carney on Monday signed an order that lifts the COVID-19 State of Emergency effective at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, ....

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STATEMENT: Governor Carney on Appointment to Council of Governors by President Biden

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney issued the following statement on his appointment to the President’s Council of Governors: “I’m proud to join the bipartisan Council of Governors to help strengthen cooperation between our states and ....

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