Gov. Carney Formally Extends Del. Public Health Emergency Order for 30 Days

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Delaware’s Public Health Emergency order has been extended for another 30 days. Governor John Carney took the action Friday. The extension of the Public Health Emergency order allows the state and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs. Delaware law requires that Public Health Emergency declarations be renewed every 30 days. “It’s important…

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Md. Looks to Stay COVID-Ready

Maryland’s COVID-READY plan remains in place, and as Governor Larry Hogan declared August Immunization Awareness Month Monday, he urged Marylanders to stay current on vaccines and boosters.“The dominant BA.5 subvariant is a reminder of how important it is for Marylanders to stay up to date on vaccines and boosters, as well as routine immunizations,” Hogan…

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Gov. Carney Formally Extends Del. Public Health Emergency

Delaware’s Public Health Emergency Order has been extended for another 30 days. Governor John Carney, D-Del. took the action Friday. According to the governor, it allows the State of Delaware and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs. Delaware law requires that Public Health Emergency declarations be renewed every 30 days.  “It’s important…

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Sen. Carper Tests Positive for COVID-19

On the same day that The White House announced that President Biden tested positive for COVID-19, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, D-Del. also announced a positive test result Thursday. Carper released this statement late Thursday: “I received a positive COVID-19 test result today as part of regular weekly COVID-19 testing. Per CDC guidelines, I plan to isolate for…

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Gov. Carney Formally Extends Del. Public Health Emergency For 30 Days

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Governor John Carney Friday formally extended the Public Health Emergency order for another 30 days. The action allows the State of Delaware and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs. Delaware law requires that Public Health Emergency declarations be renewed every 30 days. “It’s important people stay one step ahead of COVID-19,” Carney said. “Keep doing…

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VIDEO | Md. Transitions To COVIDReady Maryland Long-Term Preparation Plan

Maryland now has a long-term plan to minimize the risk of COVID-19, transitioning from an emergency health response into an ongoing operation of state government.Governor Larry Hogan said Thursday that COVIDReady Maryland includes expanding test-to-treat services, which allow people to get tested, evaluated and treated during one visit at one location. The COVID-Ready Maryland plan…

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Del. Department Of Correction Revises Visitation Policies Due To Community Rates Of COVID-19

The Delaware Department of Correction is placing limitations on visits with inmates at Level Five prison facilities and Level Four work release and violation of probation facilities, due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the community and to reduce the risk of transmission among the inmate population and staff.Visits are currently limited to one adult…

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Del. Public Health Emergency Order Extended For 30 Days

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Delaware’s Public Health Emergency order has been extended for another 30 days.Governor John Carney has taken the action to allow the State of Delaware and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs.“Positive cases are increasing here in Delaware and it’s important people stay one step ahead of COVID-19,” Carney said Thursday. “Keep doing…

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UD Reinstates Mask Requirement At Indoor Public Spaces

The University of Delaware is reinstating a requirement that masks be worn inall indoor spaces, effective today (Tuesday) at 8:00 a.m.The action is being taken in response to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations around the country. The mandate comes days before UD’s commencement in Newark, where President Joe Biden will address the graduates…

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Gov. John Carney Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Governor John Carney, D-Del, has tested positive for coronavirus.“I am feeling well and will continue to work remotely, but unfortunately will have to miss a few in-person events,” Carney said in a statement Monday night. “I will continue to follow the CDC guidelines following my positive result.”The governor has been vaccinated for COVID-19 and has…

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Tue. Memorial Will Honor Delawareans Who Have Lost Their Lives Due To COVID

A memorial takes place this week for Delawareans whose lives were lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Tuesday’s service will also include the planting of a memorial tree. Also, the Yellow Heart Memorial will allow surviving family members to honor their loved ones.The COVID-19 Remembrance Memorial Service, hosted by Delaware Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long, Public Health…

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Gov. Carney Extends Del. Public Health Emergency

Governor John Carney, D-Del. has extended Delaware’s Public Health Emergency order another 30 days. According to the Governor’s office, the extension allows the state and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs and enables continued staffing flexibility at hospitals and long term care facilities. It also maintains Delaware’s eligibility for low-income Delawareans to continue…

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Del. Extends Emergency Rental / Utility Assistance Program

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Delaware tenants who have trouble meeting expenses will be eligible for an additional three months of rental and utility assistance. The Delaware Housing Assistance Program will now make up to 18 months of emergency assistance available.The DE-HAP program in its current form was launched in March 2021 to help renters who were affected by shutdowns,…

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Update: Del. Religious Freedom Court Test

The plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against Delaware Governor John Carney are seeking to move the case along and want a ruling on whether the governor has power to restrict religious activities during a health crisis, as was claimed during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to legal representatives, clarification is desired as cases start to increase…

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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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P-EBT Program Returns For ’21-22 School Year

Delaware households with children affected by school closures or reduced in-person hours or attendance caused by COVID-19 will receive emergency food assistance benefits under the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. Eligible households will receive P-EBT benefits for each school day that their child did not receive meals at school during the current school year…

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Del. Mask Mandate In Court Facilities Expires Wed.

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The rule that requires Delaware court employees and members of the public to wear a mask in court facilities will be lifted this Wednesday, March 2nd. The mask mandate was implemented last August following a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections due to the spread of the Delta variant at the time. A mandatory testing program…

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Md. Board of Ed. Votes To End School Mask Mandate

The Maryland State Board of Education voted Tuesday to rescind the statewide school mask mandate effective next Tuesday, March 1st. The decision is subject to approval of the Maryland General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review. “I want to thank the State Board of Education for heeding our call to rescind its…

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Gov Hogan Announces End of Masking in MD State Buildings

With the state’s health metrics continuing to substantially decline, Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the requirement for masks and face coverings to be worn in state buildings will end next week. In addition, the governor has called on the State Board of Education to rescind its school mask policy, and encourages parents who want to…

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Gov. Hogan Seeks To End Md. School Mask Mandate

Governor Larry Hogan Thursday called upon the Maryland State Board of Education to rescind the school mask policy. In a letter to Board President Clarence Crawford, Hogan said it is critical to move toward normalcy for students and families by rescinding the school masking policy that was adopted by the Board in December and enacted…

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Beebe Healthcare Revises Patient Visitation Policies

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Beebe Healthcare is revising its visitation guidelines, with extended hours available for one “well visitor” at the Margaret H. Rollins Campus in Lewes. Visits will be permitted between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. “We are glad to extend the hours that a visitor can spend with their loved one at Beebe Healthcare,” Beebe Healthcare President…

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