Updates on Delaware's Coronavirus Response
Governor Carney Announces Statewide COVID-19 Testing Plan
Friday, March 20: Governor Carney announced a coordinated statewide plan to ensure individuals with symptoms consistent with coronavirus have access to safe and efficient testing in Delaware. Tests will be administered at no cost to the patients.

The plan is a collaborative effort between the Division of Public Health (DPH), Delaware Healthcare Association, and each of the health care systems.

Beginning Monday, March 23, Delaware health systems will operate standing health facility test sites, where health care staff will test individuals who have been evaluated by a medical provider and have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 . If you have symptoms, call your health care provider or the DPH Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-408-1899 first to discuss whether you should be tested for coronavirus. A physician order or prescription is required.
Governor Carney and Dogfish Head Announce Partnership
Friday, March 20: Governor Carney announced that the State of Delaware and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery are partnering to make more, much-needed hand sanitizer available to the state government.

Dogfish Head will sell the sanitizer to the state of Delaware at market price, and 100% of the profits will go into a fund to support Delawareans affected by the Coronavirus.
[ VIDEO ] Governor Carney Gives Coronavirus Update on MSNBC
Thursday, March 19: Governor Carney joined MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki to talk about Delaware’s efforts to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Delaware. Recording took place on March 19.
[ VIDEO ] Help Delaware Flatten the Curve
Wednesday, March 18: At the COVID-19 Update press conference , Governor Carney urged Delawareans to work together to flatten the curve to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on the front end. We need to protect the population most at risk - our senior citizens.

Help us flatten the curve:
  • Wash your hands
  • Cover your cough
  • If you're sick, stay home
  • Avoid unnecessary social interaction

H.E.L.P. Program to Support Small Businesses
Wednesday, March 18: Governor Carney announced the Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP) to provide financial relief for Delaware restaurants, bars and other hospitality industry businesses that employ thousands of Delawareans.
The no-interest loans are capped at $10,000 per business per month .

The Division of Small Business will administer the program using existing state funds. The application is now available here .
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