Governor Carney Formally Extends State of Emergency

April 16th, 2021

Governor John Carney on Friday, April 16,  formally extended the State of Emergency declaration another 30 days to confront community spread of COVID-19, and issued the following statement:

“We have fully opened our vaccine program so that any eligible Delawarean who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should be able to get one,” said Governor Carney. “We are making progress by vaccinating thousands of Delawareans each day, and this order helps keep our vaccination and testing programs running at full speed. We still need to continue to do what works to fight community spread. Avoid large gatherings. Wear a mask. Keep your distance from others outside of your household. Get tested, especially if you traveled this spring. Stay vigilant.”

Governor 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.

Learn more about the State of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program at de.gov/covidvaccine.  

Anyone with a question about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1. 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.

Delawareans over the age of 18 are encouraged to download COVID Alert DE, Delaware’s free COVID exposure notification app. Download on the App Store or Google Play.

Visit de.gov/gettested to learn more about free COVID-19 testing.

For the latest on Delaware’s response, visit de.gov/coronavirus