Carney authorizes public bodies to meet electronically

Delaware News Desk
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Gov. John Carney on March 14 authorized all meetings of public bodies to be conducted electronically until further notice.

Carney issued a State of Emergency declaration March 13 to prepare for the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19. The emergency declaration allows the state of Delaware executive branch agencies to conduct public meetings electronically to prevent unnecessary public gatherings. This proclamation expands the authorization to include all public bodies throughout the state.

Read the proclamation and precautionary measures around public meetings at

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