Gov. Carney Revises, Extends Public Health Emergency Order

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Delaware’s Public Health Emergency Order was revised and extended for 30 days Thursday by Governor John Carney. State law requires that a public health emergency declaration be extended every 30 days. According to Carney’s office, the action allows the State of Delaware and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs and allows staffing…

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Gov Carney, DPH & DEMA Updating Coronavirus Testing and Vaccination Programs

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Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) are providing updates to Delaware’s COVID-19 testing program.  COVID-19 vaccines are effective against severe disease and death from variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 currently circulating in the United States, including the Delta variant. Infections happen in only a…

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New Shallow Nasal Test for Covid-19 to be Given at Curative Testing Sites

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Beginning Thursday, July 15, Delaware’s largest COVID-19 testing partner, Curative, Inc., will shift completely from using a self-administered saliva-based test to a self-administered shallow nasal test. The new PCR testing method is expected to have the same turnaround time for results, usually within 24 to 48 hours of the test specimen being received at Curative’s…

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Coronavirus Pop-up Testing Sites for Sussex & Kent Counties Next Week

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Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) announced the list of community testing sites throughout Delaware next week. Testing locations listed below include pop-up and Curative trailer sites, as well as community sites hosted by New Castle County and Henrietta Johnson Medical Center. “We need to stay vigilant to prevent…

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State of Maryland Surpasses 4 Million Coronavirus Tests

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced that more than 4 million COVID-19 tests have now been completed in Maryland—another milestone in the state’s long-term testing strategy. State health officials continue to expand Maryland’s testing capabilities during the fall surge, and strongly encourage all Marylanders to get tested for COVID-19. “Over the past eight months, our state has built…

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Testing Partnership with Nemours & Pediatric Care Providers across Delaware Announced

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Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced on Friday that the State of Delaware will partner with Nemours Children’s Health System, the Delaware Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other pediatric care providers in Delaware to make rapid COVID-19 tests available for Delaware children and adolescents statewide.  Delaware…

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Worcester County Health Cancels August 3 & 4 Coronavirus Testing

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Due to the threat of Hurricane Isaias moving into the area beginning Monday, testing appointments scheduled for Monday, August 3, 2020 at the West Ocean City Park & Ride and Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at the Pocomoke Health Center are canceled. The Worcester County Health Department will call individuals who are scheduled for testing on…

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Gov Hogan Announces Critical Milestone in COVID-19 Testing Strategy as State Broadens Criteria for Testing, Dramatically Expands Testing Availability Statewide

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state has reached a critical milestone in its long-term COVID-19 testing strategy, surpassing 200,000 tests and completing testing of 3.5 percent of the state’s population, and now has the capacity and supplies to offer testing to Marylanders who may have been exposed to the disease even if they…

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