Sen. Hansen questioned why the Public Health Emergency Planning Commission hasn't been meeting and reporting. (Unsplash)

Senator questions whether state health crisis board meets

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

A bill that would add legislators to the state commission that oversees public health emergencies left one senator confused in the Senate Health and Social Services Committee meeting Wednesday.¬† Senate Bill 66, sponsored by Sen. Eric Buckson, R-Dover, adds the Senate minority leader and the House minority leader as members of the Public Health Emergency Planning Commission. It works with …


Resolution declares gun violence a public health emergency 

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A joint resolution to declare gun violence a public health emergency passed along party lines in the Delaware House and Senate Tuesday. In a House voice vote for Senate Concurrent Resolution 12, there was an audible opposition from the Republican side of the aisle. In the Senate it passed 14 to six,.. Introduced by Sen. Marie Pinkney, D-Bear, today, March …

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Carney extends health emergency to protect hospital capacity

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Not everyone is thrilled about Gov. John Carney‚Äôs decision to extend Delaware‚Äôs COVID-19 public health emergency for another 30 days. The order ‚Äúaims to help protect capacity at our health care facilities and it enables the state to maintain eligibility for federal funding or assistance,‚ÄĚ said Charlie Quimby, a spokesman for the governor‚Äôs office. Charlie Copeland, co-director of the Caesar …