Governor Carney to Issue State of Emergency to Fight COVID-19 Winter Surge

Posted on 01-01-2022

Governor John Carney on Thursday announced a new State of Emergency declaration – effective Monday, January 3, 2022 – to combat the winter surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
The new SOE declaration, which will be formally issued on Monday, will:
  • Allow the State additional flexibility to respond to the winter surge of COVID-19.
  • Enable members of the Delaware National Guard to work as certified nursing assistants (CNAs) in skilled nursing facilities to care for patients currently in Delaware hospitals.
Approximately 1,000 members of the Delaware National Guard are currently being trained to become CNAs.