Legislation Introduced to Strengthen Medical Supply Chains and Boost U.S. Economic Resilience

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The pandemic caused supply chain disruptions, which is why Senators Tom Carper and Thom Tillis of North Carolina have introduced bipartisan legislation that would authorize the President to engage in trade negotiations. Those efforts would then ensure that critical medical goods and services are delivered safely, swiftly, and efficiently to patients in the United States…

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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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Del. Begins Mortgage Relief Program

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Delaware has opened a mortgage relief program.Eligible households who have experienced a COVID-19-related financial hardship that led to mortgage delinquency or forbearance can apply for financial assistance, according to the Delaware State Housing Authority. Up to $40,000 is available to cover delinquencies in mortgage payments, property taxes, utility bills, condominium association fees or homeowner insurance.…

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Sussex Co. Council Allocates $7.5-Million in ARPA Funds

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Sussex County Council has voted to allocate more than $7.5-million in American Rescue Plan Act funds for healthcare, housing and human services-related programs.A dozen entities will receive portions of the funding, which is required under the act to assist such programs in the ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.Groups that create affordable housing in southern…

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

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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

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

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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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Wicomico Co. Introduces Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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Wicomico County has begun an Emergency Rental Assistance Program.The county has received a grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development of $7.38-million to assist residents who are in need of emergency rental and utility assistance.There are several criteria to be met. For more information, please CLICK HERE For the application portal, please…

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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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