Gov. Carney issues ‘call-to-action’ to support COVID-19 response

WILMINGTON – Gov. John Carney issued a community call-to-action on Thursday, urging all Delaware citizens, businesses and nonprofits to offer their assistance in Delaware’s fight against coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The State of Delaware launched an online tool at to connect Delawareans offering materials and supplies with organizations, medical providers and others in need of assistance.

“Delawareans across our state have stepped up during this challenging time to support their neighbors, and support Delaware’s response to COVID-19,” said Gov. Carney. “We hope this new effort will encourage more Delaware citizens, businesses and nonprofit organizations to get involved. Our goal is to get emergency supplies and materials where they are most needed – on the front lines supporting our health care workers, our long-term care facilities, and other first responders. We’ll get through this – but it takes all of us.”

Gov. Carney issued a formal request-for-assistance to private sector vendors on March 25, urging vendors to indicate the availability of critical emergency supplies.

Critical needs include:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sanitizing Wipes
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Tyvek Suits
  • N95 Masks
  • Face shields and/or eye protection
  • Impermeable gowns

Delawareans with general questions about COVID-19 or their exposure risk can call the Division of Public Health’s Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-408-1899, or 711 for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Questions can also be submitted by email at  

Helpful Coronavirus links

Delaware Division of Health Coronavirus Page
CDC: About the Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC: What to do if You Are Sick
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
AP News Coronavirus Coverage
Reopening Delaware: Resources for Businesses
Delaware Phase 2 guidance

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