Governor Carney Issues State of Emergency in Response to Winter Surge

In response to burgeoning COVID-19 cases in the state, Governor John Carney declared a state of emergency for Delaware effective  January 3 at 5 pm. The declaration gives the Delaware Division of Public Health and Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) the power to make, amend, and rescind orders, rules, and regulations under Title 16 for emergency management purposes. 

The order suspends the requirement that facilities document direct care time; however, facilities must continue to provide 3.28 hours of direct care per resident per day. Staffing ratios are suspended until the order is lifted. 

Read the State of Emergency Declaration: State-of-Emergency-01032022

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