During a press conference today, Delaware Governor John Carney gave an update on COVID-19 in the first state.
The governor says that Delaware has seen an up tick in cases – but he says part of that can be linked to increased testing. “We’re asking all Delawareans to be safe and smart, and wash your hands wear your face coverings, and get tested,” said Governor Carney.
Health officials at the press conference said that they received hundreds of complaints over the past two weeks about Delaware businesses not following safety guidelines. Governor Carney says that people should wear masks and social distance – to keep their families and themselves safe. “Don’t make it a political statement one way or the other. Just wear a mask to protect your family – to protect your elderly relatives and neighbors and friends and to protect yourself. When you think about it – it’s probably one of the most important things that each of us can do,” said Governor Carney.
Aside from encouraging people to follow safety guidelines – the governor also says the state is focusing on safely reopening schools. Governor Carney says that a group focusing on that issue has finished their work – and is submitting their findings to Delaware Secretary of Education Susan Bunting. “Our goal is to get as much school instruction as possible, do it in a way that’s safe. It can’t be one way or the other. It has to be both,” said Governor Carney.