JUNE 15, 2021 -- Governor John Carney announced today that he intends to lift the COVID-19 State of Emergency declaration on July 13th.
The governor first declared an emergency in Delaware on March 12, 2020 to cope with COVID-19. Since then, he has renewed the declaration 16 times, the most recent of which was quietly done on Sunday.
“We now have the tools to prevent COVID-19 infection, serious illness and hospitalization,” Governor Carney said in a brief statement. “Get vaccinated. Ask your friends and family if they’ve received their shot.”
As of Monday, June 14, state officials reported that 68.3% of Delaware adults had received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.