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Delaware Governor Carney Sworn in for Second Term as 74th Governor
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Delaware Governor Carney Sworn in for Second Term as 74th Governor

Dover,  DE (STL.News) Governor John Carney and Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long were sworn in for their second terms on Tuesday, January 19.  The 74th Governor of the State of Delaware and 26th Lieutenant Governor took their oaths of office at Legislative Hall in Dover in a livestreamed virtual ceremony due to COVID-19 precautions.  
Delaware Governor Carney Issues Statement on Cabinet Confirmations
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Delaware Governor Carney Issues Statement on Cabinet Confirmations

WILMINGTON,  DE (STL.News) Governor John Carney on Wednesday issued the following statement on Senate confirmations of Cabinet officials to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the Department of Human Resources (DHR), and the Department of Technology and Information (DTI): “I want to thank members of the Delaware Senate for their thoughtful consideration of these important Cabinet nominations,” said Governor Carney.  “This is a group of Delawareans who are driven by public service.  Their experience, good judgment, and commitment to Delaware will serve our state well.  Our goals are simple. We want to rebuild from the COVID-19 crisis and make Delaware an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.  Working together, I firmly...
Delaware Governor Announced Virtual Inauguration for January 19, 2021
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Delaware Governor Announced Virtual Inauguration for January 19, 2021

State of the State Address scheduled for January 26; Governor to present Fiscal Year 2022 Budget on January 28 WILMINGTON,  DE (STL.News)  Governor John Carney and Lieutenant Governor Hall-Long have announced plans for a virtual inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, January 19. The 74th Governor of the State of Delaware and 26th Lieutenant Governor will be sworn in for their second terms at 10 a.m. at Legislative Hall in Dover. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the inaugural ceremony will be livestreamed at de.gov/inauguration. “For the past two decades, Delawareans have trusted me with the responsibility and privilege of representing them as Lieutenant Governor, in the U.S. Congress and now as Governor,” said Governor Carney.  “In a second term, I promise to continue working hard, every sin...
Delaware Lottery: Lawrence Joiner wins $10,000 playing Six figures
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Delaware Lottery: Lawrence Joiner wins $10,000 playing Six figures

WILMINGTON, DE. (STL.News)Lawrence Joiner, a 45-year-old man from Bell, Florida, purchased a SIX FIGURES Instant Game ticket from Liquor Land in Seaford during a recent visit to Delaware.  After scratching the ticket, Mr. Joiner couldn’t believe his luck when it ended up winning him $10,000 in an instant. This is the third $10,000 prize from the Instant Games SIX FIGURES to be claimed this month. “What an exciting way to start the new year,” said Vernon Kirk, Director of the Delaware Lottery.  “Congratulations to Mr. Joiner on his big win!” The $25 price point Instant Game SIX FIGURES still has two top prizes of $250,000 available, which means the excitement isn’t over yet! The man claimed his prize from Lottery Headquarters on January 7, 2021.
Delaware Division of Arts Announces 2021 Artist Fellowship Awardees
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Delaware Division of Arts Announces 2021 Artist Fellowship Awardees

Wilmington, Del (STL.News) Twenty-five Delaware artists are being recognized by the Delaware Division of the Arts for the high quality of their artwork.  Work samples from 121 Delaware choreographers, composers, musicians, writers, folk and visual artists were reviewed by out-of-state arts professionals, considering demonstrated creativity and skill in their art form.  The 25 selected fellows reside throughout Delaware including Arden, Bear, Clayton, Dover, Lewes, Long Neck, Milton, Newark, Rehoboth Beach, Smyrna, and Wilmington. Awards are given in three categories: $10,000 for the Masters Award, $6,000 for the Established Professional Award, and $3,000 for the Emerging Professional Award.  Fellows are required to offer at least one exhibit or performance during the upcoming year, prov...
Delaware: DHSS Secretary Magarik Announces Leadership Changes
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Delaware: DHSS Secretary Magarik Announces Leadership Changes

Secretary Magarik Announces Leadership Changes at Department of Health and Social Services NEW CASTLE, DE (STL.News) Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Molly Magarik today announced five leadership changes for the organization involving four divisions and one of the Department’s Deputy Secretary positions. The changes: Sarah Noonan Davis, who has served in leadership roles at the University of Delaware and Westside Family Healthcare, has been named Deputy Secretary for Special Populations, Strategic Planning and Innovation.  In her new role, Noonan Davis will focus on special populations, as well as strategic planning and innovative practices that are needed to move the department into the 21st century.  She will oversee the Divisions of Services for Aging and...
Delaware Governor Urge Schools to Return to Hybrid Learning
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Delaware Governor Urge Schools to Return to Hybrid Learning

Governor Carney, DPH Urge Schools to Return to Hybrid Learning on January 11 Delaware Division of Public Health launches new school dashboard WILMINGTON, DE. (STL.News) In a letter to school leaders, educators and parents on Tuesday, Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) urged Delaware schools to return to hybrid instruction – a mix of remote and in-person learning – on Monday, January 11.  Governor Carney signed Tuesday’s letter with Dr. Karyl Rattay, the Director of Public Health, and Dr. Susan Bunting, the Secretary of Education. The letter urges schools to return to full hybrid instruction on Monday and to prioritize younger and more vulnerable students for in-person learning if operational challenges continu...
Delaware Governor Urge Schools to Return to Hybrid Learning
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Delaware Governor Urge Schools to Return to Hybrid Learning

Governor Carney, DPH Urge Schools to Return to Hybrid Learning on January 11 Delaware Division of Public Health launches new school dashboard WILMINGTON, DEL. (STL.News) In a letter to school leaders, educators and parents on Tuesday, Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) urged Delaware schools to return to hybrid instruction – a mix of remote and in-person learning – on Monday, January 11. Governor Carney signed Tuesday’s letter with Dr. Karyl Rattay, the Director of Public Health, and Dr. Susan Bunting, the Secretary of Education. The letter urges schools to return to full hybrid instruction on Monday and to prioritize younger and more vulnerable students for in-person learning if operational challenges continu...
Delaware State Parks Annual Passes, Surf-Fishing Permits on Sale Dec. 16
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Delaware State Parks Annual Passes, Surf-Fishing Permits on Sale Dec. 16

(STL.News) The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that the sale of 2021 Delaware State Parks Annual Passes and Surf-Fishing Permits will begin Wednesday, Dec. 16. This year, the DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation instituted several upgrades that will allow for more efficient fulfillment of passes and permits. Delaware Annual Passes Annual Passes purchased at state park offices will now be printed on site. Those who purchase Annual Passes online will now receive a temporary 30-day printable receipt to place in their vehicle’s windshield for entry into state parks while waiting for their pass to arrive in the mail. Annual Passes are a convenient way to access the parks for the entire fee season from March 1 to Nov. 30. A Delaware resid...
Delaware Attorney General announces $86.3 million settlement with Nationstar
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Delaware Attorney General announces $86.3 million settlement with Nationstar

(STL.News) Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Monday that Delaware has joined with 51 attorneys general and other federal and state agencies to reachan $86.3 million settlement with Nationstar Mortgage.  Nationstar is the country’s fourth-largest mortgage servicer. The consent judgment resolves allegations that Nationstar, which does business as “Mr. Cooper,” violated consumer protection laws during its servicing of mortgage loans.  The settlement provides restitution for a variety of harms that were identified in the investigation.  Thousands of borrowers had problems when their loans were transferred to Nationstar, leading to foreclosure in some circumstances. “We are holding Nationstar accountable for harming homeowners by improperly servicing their mortgage loans,...
Delaware Governor Announces Additional COVID-19 Restrictions
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Delaware Governor Announces Additional COVID-19 Restrictions

Gatherings capped at 10 people; restaurant dining indoors limited to 30 percent of fire capacity WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) Delaware Governor John Carney on Tuesday announced additional restrictions statewide to slow community spread of COVID-19 as Delaware and the country experience a surge of cases, hospitalizations and deaths heading into the winter months.  The restrictions will be formally issued in a revision to the Governor’s omnibus emergency order later this week. Governor Carney’s order will include the following restrictions, which take effect at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23: Indoor gatherings in homes must be capped at no more than 10 people. Indoor gatherings outside of homes must be limited to 30 percent of the venue’s stated fire capacity, up to a cap of 50 pe...
Delaware: Eranga Cardiology To Pay $500,000 To Resolve
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Delaware: Eranga Cardiology To Pay $500,000 To Resolve

Delaware: Eranga Cardiology To Pay $500,000 To Resolve Health Care Fraud Allegations (STL.News) – U.S. Attorney announced today that Eranga Cardiology, P.A. and Dr. Eranga Haththotuwa have agreed to a $500,000.00 settlement with the government to resolve allegations of health care fraud arising under the False Claims Act. Eranga Cardiology is a cardiology practice with locations in Milford and Dover. From April 2014 to March 2020, the practice submitted claims for reimbursement to Medicare and Medicaid that required both performance of cardiology procedures and the generation of corresponding interpretive reports.  The United States alleged that the practice submitted and received payment for these claims without generating the required interpretive reports.  The civil claims settled by t...
Delaware Governor Carney: Nominations to Key Administration Posts
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Delaware Governor Carney: Nominations to Key Administration Posts

WILMINGTON,  DE (STL.News) Governor John Carney on Thursday announced nominations to several key administration posts.  The Delaware Senate is expected to consider Governor Carney’s nominations when the General Assembly returns to regular session in January. “This is a talented group of Delaware public servants who are committed to strengthening our state for all Delaware families,” said Governor Carney.  “I’ve been privileged to serve alongside all of them these last four years.  Going forward, we will continue to confront the challenges of COVID-19 and focus on the issues that matter to every Delaware family – good jobs, world-class schools, and great communities.  I’m proud to send these nominations to the Delaware Senate for consideration.” Cerron Cade will be nominated to lead the D...
Delaware, New Jersey & Rhode Island’s Coordination on COVID
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Delaware, New Jersey & Rhode Island’s Coordination on COVID

Delaware, New Jersey, and Rhode Island Announce Coordination on COVID-19 Testing Guidance WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) Building on previous coordination among states, Delaware Governor John Carney, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announce that their states will be working together on asymptomatic COVID-19 testing. Joint statement from the Governors: The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted our interconnectedness as states.  It has also underscored the critical connection between the health of our people and the health of our economies.  In order to support the health of both, our states have worked together to develop a common approach to testing among high-risk, high-priority populations even when they are asymptomatic. As new cases increase in many...
Delaware Governor Carney Formally Extends State of Emergency
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Delaware Governor Carney Formally Extends State of Emergency

WILMINGTON,  DE (STL.News) Governor John Carney on Friday formally extended the State of Emergency declaration another 30 days to confront community spread of COVID-19, and issued the following statement: “We are working with communities and the Division of Public Health to prevent the spread of this virus as we prepare for a resurgence.  Wear a face covering and avoid large gatherings.  Wash or sanitize your hands frequently. Keep your distance from others outside your household. We’re beating COVID-19, but this fight isn’t over.  Let’s not erase the progress we’ve made.” 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. Anyone with a qu...
Delaware: Virtual Halloween Costume Contest
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Delaware: Virtual Halloween Costume Contest

WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) Show off your costumes from home during Delaware’s virtual costume contest! Share your Halloween costumes on social media with #SafeHalloweenDE through October 31st. We’ll share some of our favorites on social media! Follow @JohnCarneyDE on Facebook and Instagram. If your family plans to go trick-or-treating, please remember: Keep a 6-foot distance from anyone not from your household Wear a mask (costume masks don’t count) Check out the Division of Public Health’s suggestions for families and communities to stay safe this Halloween: de.gov/halloween2020 CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Delaware Announces Grant Program for Contract Poultry Growers
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Delaware Announces Grant Program for Contract Poultry Growers

Delaware Announces Grant Program for Contract Poultry Growers Impacted by COVID-19 Grant applications available until December 1, 2020 HURLOCK, MD (STL.News) Governor John Carney, along with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, announced a new grant program to assist contract poultry growers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The poultry industry on Delmarva is second to none and it’s because of the long-standing working relationships that we have across state lines, especially when it comes to supporting our family farms,” said Governor Carney.  “COVID-19 has impacted all of us, but for the poultry growers who take pride in putting safe, nutritious food on your table, many of the roadblocks that COVID-19 threw at them were out of their control.  This grant program is an opportunity once again...
Delaware: Deadline Extended for Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards
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Delaware: Deadline Extended for Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards

Deadline Extended until October 25 for Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) The State Office of Volunteerism has extended the deadline for nominations for the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards through Sunday, October 25.  These awards recognize the important contributions made by Delaware’s volunteers to their communities. Award recipients will be announced December 5 to coincide with International Volunteer Day.  No ceremony will be held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Thousands of Delawareans give their time and effort each year, volunteering in their communities and working to make a difference in the lives of others,” said Governor Carney.  “I’m especially grateful this year for those who have taken on the critical work of volu...