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Vaccine or testing required for Delaware state workers

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Delaware Gov. John Carney announced that state workers and staff in long-term care and other health care facilities will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine or undergo regular testing.

The requirement announced Thursday goes into effect Sept. 30. Carney says there’s “no better way” to protect vulnerable neighbors than getting the vaccine and urged anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated yet to consider it. Carney also encouraged private employers to impose similar requirements.

While the state’s requirements offer a choice between vaccination and testing, officials note that federal guidance allows employers to require vaccinations and several Delaware employers have.

Earlier this week, Carney imposed a mask mandate for all public and private school students effective next Monday.

 

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