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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: 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: 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...
Delaware Governor Carney Signs 25th Modification to State of Emergency Declaration
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Delaware Governor Carney Signs 25th Modification to State of Emergency Declaration

(STL.News) – Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed the 25th modification to his State of Emergency declaration, formalizing new face covering requirements for children.  The modification also requires Delaware schools to notify families if they become aware of positive cases of COVID-19 in their schools. “Delawareans are beating this virus and driving our numbers down.  But if we hope to get more children and educators back in school, and more Delawareans back to work, we need to stay vigilant, ” said Governor Carney.  “Wear a face mask.  Wash your hands frequently.  Stay at least six feet away from others.  Stay home if you’re sick.  And – whether you have symptoms or you don’t – consider getting a test at de.gov/gettested.” The modification also suspends formal observations under th...
Delaware Governor Carney Announces $20 Million for Broadband Infrastructure
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Delaware Governor Carney Announces $20 Million for Broadband Infrastructure

Delaware  Governor Carney Announces $20 Million for Broadband Infrastructure (STL.News) – Governor John Carney, Chief Information Officer (CIO) James Collins, and Delaware Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting announced on Monday that $20 million in CARES Act funding will be used to build out additional infrastructure across Delaware, gather strategic data through a statewide speed survey, and acquire equipment and services for families in financial need. Additionally, fifteen towers in the current phase of the Rural Wireless Broadband Initiative in Kent and Sussex counties will be completed about four months ahead of schedule.  Originally slated to be completed by the end of 2020, the project received a boost of $566,000 through the Delaware Department of Education’s CARES Act funds t...