Bayhealth Implements Visitor and Patient Masking Requirements

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Bayhealth is experiencing higher than normal patient volumes due to an increase in patients with respiratory illnesses like flu, RSV and Covid-19. They are now requiring masking for patients and visitors at Bayhealth hospitals, outpatient locations and Bayhealth Medical Group practices. Visit Bayhealth.org/Visitation for complete details about masking and visitation guidelines before their next appointment.…

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DPH: Post-holiday Surge of Covid-19 Less that 2022

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The expected increase in post-holiday Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations has been taking place in the past two weeks – however Delaware Public Health officials say the increase in not as high as the 2022 post-holiday surge. DPH officials urge caution – stay home if you’re sick, test when symptoms appear or if exposed to someone…

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DE to Expand Monkeypox Vaccinations; Unveils New Public Health Alert Website

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There are now 25 monkeypox cases in Delaware – a low number compared to neighboring states. Public Health officials continue to ensure the most at-risk persons are vaccinated against the virus. Vaccinations are available at Beebe Healthcare and DPH clinics – appointments are needed. A new Public Health Alert website is now available which will…

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DOC Visitation Restrictions to Change Sept 6

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The Delaware Department of Corrections is lifting a restriction that allows one adult visitor per inmate, which has been in place since late May as Covid-19 transmission was increasing. Beginning on Tuesday, September 6 one adult visitor and one child visitor under age 18 will be permitted per inmate. Surgical masks will be made available…

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New Covid-19 Cases Lower But Still a Concern

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The number of new cases of Covid-19 has declined since July, but Delaware Public Health officials say the disease is still among us – with higher levels in Kent and Sussex Counties. Case levels in New Castle County are listed as medium. Delawareans are urged to continue safe practices such as masking in crowded indoor…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 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

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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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DPH UPDATE: Covid-19 Cases Increasing in DE; Flu Season Still Here

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) reports an increase in COVID-19 cases since the previous monthly COVID-19 update released on April 22, 2022. While COVID-19 cases are increasing in Delaware, hospitalizations and deaths remain significantly lower when compared to the winter surge. DPH continues to encourage Delawareans to get tested if they exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed…

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

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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

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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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Update: Del. Religious Freedom Court Test

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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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