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Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee

Governor Carney signed Executive Order #39, creating a Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee (PRAC) to plan for a potentially dangerous resurgence of COVID-19 in fall 2020. Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long and Secretary of State Jeff Bullock co-chair the PRAC, which has three subcommittees: health, equity, and business.

Goals of PRAC

  • Develop a healthcare system and public health strategy that’s ready in case of a resurgence of COVID-19;
  • Identify tactics and resources to manage a resurgence of COVID-19 including, but not limited to testing capabilities, personal protective equipment (PPE), social distancing, economic recovery and health facility readiness; and
  • Assess methods to protect vulnerable populations and consider disproportionate effects on minority-owned businesses in the event of a resurgence of COVID-19.

The PRAC will produce and submit two written reports of its findings and recommendations to the Governor – the first by July 31, and the second by September 30.


Subcommittees & Members

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  • Chair: Dr. Nancy Fan, Chair of the Delaware Health Care Commission
  • Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health
  • AJ Schall, Director of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency
  • State Senator Bryan Townsend
  • State Representative Dave Bentz
  • State Senator Ernie Lopez
  • Representative Steve Smyk
  • Mickey Carroll, Nursing House Administrator of the New Castle Health & Rehabilitation Center 
  • Vickie Fox, VP – Director of Operations of Genesis Health Care 
  • Dr. David Tam, President and Chief Executive Officer of Beebe Healthcare
  • Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of ChristianaCare Health System
  • Dr. Joseph Straight, President of the Medical Society of Delaware
  • Chair: Eugene Young, President, Metropolitan Urban League of Wilmington
  • Commissioner Claire DeMatteis, Delaware Department of Correction
  • Director Anas Ben Addi, Delaware State Housing Authority
  • Chief Information Officer James Collins, Delaware Department of Technology and Information
  • State Senator Elizabeth Lockman
  • State Representative Sherry Dorsey-Walker
  • Senator Gerald Hocker
  • State Representative Lyndon Yearick
  • Rev. Rita Paige, Pastor of New Beginnings Community AME Church
  • Freeman Williams, NAACP State Conference Executive Member and former Superintendent of the Christina School District
  • Lolita Lopez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Westside Family Healthcare
  • Van Hampton, President and Chief Executive Officer of True Access capital
  • Maria Matos, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Latin American Community Center
  • LeRoi S. Hicks, MD, MPH, FACP, Wilmington Hospital Hugh R. Sharp Jr. Chair, Department of Medicine Physician Leader, Value Institute Professor of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Rosa Rivera, Chief Operations Officer of La Red Health Center
  • Jane Hovington, NAACP State Conference Executive Member and President of the Richard Allen Coalition 
  • Dr. Josh Thomas, Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of NAMI Delaware
    • Chair: Katie Wilkinson, Chair of the Board of Directors, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
    • Secretary Jen Cohan, Delaware Department of Transportation 
    • State Senator Nicole Poore
    • State Representative Bill Bush
    • State Senator Dave Wilson
    • State Representative Jeff Spiegelman
    • Kurt Foreman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Delaware Prosperity Partnership
    • Nelson Hill, Vice President of UFCW Local 27
    • Todd Lawson, Sussex County Administrator
    • Steve Chambliss, General Manager of the Christiana Mall
    • Taryn Delmasso, Head of Operations at Edgewell Personal Care
    • Chris Schell, Chief Executive Officer of Schell Brothers Homebuilding
    • Judy Diogo, President of Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce
    • Carrie Leishman, President & CEO of the Delaware Restaurant Association
    • Dick Willey, President of Perdue Agribusiness LCC



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