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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Wicomico Co. Addresses Addiction, Overdose Challenges

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Wicomico County is staying vigilant in its efforts to address the opioid epidemic, as local overdose numbers rise.The local health department, the Opioid Intervention Team, elected officials and members of law enforcement and emergency services recently met for a strategy session. “Although we cannot be sure what has specifically contributed to the increase in overdoses…

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Del. Legislation Targets Fake COVID-19 Vax Cards

Fake COVID-19 vaccination cards are targeted in new legislation filed in the Delaware General Assembly. The measure (HB 302) would add a definition of phony vaccination cards to the crime of second-degree forgery. “More and more, we have seen cases of individuals forging vaccination cards to circumvent guidelines or requirements to get vaccinated. This isn’t…

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Beebe Healthcare Revises Visitation Rules

Beebe Healthcare is revising its visitor restrictions effective New Year’s Day. In-patients at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus are now allowed one well visitor per day between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. All visitors will be required to wear a surgical mask at the Lewes Campus, the South Coastal Campus and the Tunnell Cancer…

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Fireworks Are On In Rehoboth Beach July 3rd

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Independence Day weekend fireworks are on this year in Rehoboth Beach. City officials Friday announced that the fireworks display will proceed as scheduled Saturday, July 3rd. Before and after the fireworks, The Funsters will perform at the Bandstand at 8:00 p.m. and again after the 9:30 p.m. fireworks show is completed. “We’re really excited that…

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Coons, Blunt Rochester, Harris Begin New Terms

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A new Congress has been sworn in in Washington. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) have begun their third terms. Also, Congressman Andy Harris (R-Md. 1st) has been sworn in to another term. Harris has held that seat since 2011. “It was an honor to be sworn in today to represent…

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Committee To Save Christmas Reports Settlement In Challenge to COVID Religious Restrictions

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The Committee to Save Christmas calls it a Christmas miracle: a federal case over COVID-19 restrictions on religious activities has been dismissed. The Neuberger Law Firm said Wednesday the settlement recognized that Reverend Doctor Christopher Bullock of New Castle County legitimately challenged rules that required pastors to wear a mask while preaching, or to turn…

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“Super Spreader” In Bridgeville?

A large Labor Day weekend event on Redden Road near Bridgeville has drawn the attention of state health officials and Governor John Carney. Videos and photos of the concert and rodeo event depicted many people close together, not wearing masks. The size of the crowd has been estimated at 2,000. “I was very disturbed by…

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Extreme Heat Curtails COVID-19 Testing Hours

A coronavirus testing program introduced just a few days ago will have reduced hours today because of the extreme heat. According to Delaware Public Health, Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will only be available today from nine until noon at the three Walgreens locations that offer testing through a new partnership. They include Walgreens at Commercial…

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Gov. Carney Delays Phase 3 of Economic Reopening

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Delaware will not enter into Phase 3 of economic reopening this Monday. Governor John Carney Thursday announced a delay in expanding the economy so “we can get a better handle on what’s going on in Delaware and around the country.” The Governor said too many Delawareans and visitors were not following the basic public health…

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Gov Carney Declares Coronavirus Hot Spot in Sussex County, Announces Expansion of Community Testing Sites

Governor John Carney on Tuesday declared Sussex County a hot spot for COVID-19 in Delaware and announced the initial schedule for the State of Delaware’s Coordination and Care community testing sites. Testing and outreach will occur in several Sussex communities that are at the center of Delaware’s COVID-19 epidemic. Governor Carney first announced the community testing and outreach partnership among the state, hospital…

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DPH Update: 458 Additional Positive Cases; 8 New Deaths; 102 Additional Recovered

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing 8 additional fatalities related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is providing an update on the number of positive cases and recovered individuals. All data reported through the daily updates are based on data received as of 6 p.m. the previous day.  In total,120 Delawareans have passed away due to…

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CORRECTED: DPH Coronavirus Update – 393 Confirmed Cases – 101 in Sussex County

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing one additional fatality related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and is providing an update on the number of positive and recovered cases reported in the state.    In total, 12 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. There have been a total of six deaths related to long-term care facilities, including…

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More Positive Coronavirus Cases Reported in Delaware & Maryland

At 10am Sunday, Delaware Public Health officials have updated the number of positive cases of coronavirus to 47 laboratory confirmed cases.  33 are from New Castle County, 5 from Kent County and 9 from Sussex County. They range in age from 14 to 80.  Saturday evening five were hospitalized – two of them critically ill. …

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Another Flu Death in Delaware – in Sussex County

The number of lab-confirmed flu cases in Delaware is currently lower than this time last year, however the number of flu-related deaths continues to increase this flu season – with 16 – the third highest season in the past 10 years. This past week saw the death of a 90 year old Sussex County man…

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Public Health Warning of Two Multi-state Outbreaks of Listeria in Deli Ham & Salmonella in Raw Chicken

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Delawareans of a multistate outbreak of Listeria infections linked to deli ham. Several companies have recalled ham products that could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria and could make people sick. To date, there have been no confirmed cases reported in Delaware, but DPH urges consumers…

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Cooling Centers Open in Wicomico County

A cooling center will be opened at the Wicomico County Civic Center (Flanders Room) on Wednesday and Thursday, August 29 and 30, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Civic Center is located at 500 Glen Avenue Salisbury, MD 21804. Residents will need to bring their own food, beverages, and medications. No pets are…

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Sussex Man Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

A 60 year old Sussex County man is the first human case of West Nile Virus in Delaware this year.  Delaware Public Health officials say he was briefly hospitalized in July – the blood test was confirmed by the CDC.  There have been two crows in Sussex County that have tested positive for the illness…

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UPDATED: DPH LIFTS Boil Water Order for Customers of Broadkiln Beach & PrimeHook Water Companies

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UPDATED – 7/24/18  2:35pm – The Division of Public Health is lifting the boil water notice for customers of the Broadkiln and PrimeHook Water Companies.  DPH officials sayThe second set of sample results came in today and those samples also tested negative for Total Coliform and E. Coli. Residents can resume drinking their water immediately. ================================================== UPDATED…

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