Del. Expands Access to Monkeypox Vaccine

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Delaware Public Health is expanding the availability of the Monkeypox Vaccine. The vaccine has been available at public health clinics so far by appointment only. It will be made available to more categories of individuals this week: Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men and have had multiple (more than one) or…

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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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Cat in Pocomoke Area Tests Positive for Rabies

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A cat in Pocomoke has tested positive for rabies.According to the Worcester County Health Department, the rabid cat was located in the area of Colona Road, and is a dark gray striped, short-haired female.Anyone who has had contact with this animal contact is urged to contact the Worcester County Health Department at 410-641-9559. Post exposure…

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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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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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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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An Open Letter To Governor John Carney

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Members of the Delaware State House Republican Caucus said Tuesday that the Carney administration should ‘reconsider its actions’ as the two-year anniversary of the official arrival of COVID-19 in the First State nears. An Open Letter to Gov. John Carney Dear Governor: As we quickly approach the two-year anniversary of the official arrival of COVID-19…

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VIDEO | Del., Md. COVID-19 Updates

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Delaware Governor John Carney and Delaware Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay Tuesday discussed the decision-making behind ending the universal mask mandate and school mask mandate during a virtual COVID-19 update: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and health officials Tuesday updated the state’s COVID-19 response and status, and announced a special booster promotion involving the Maryland…

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Del. Universal Mask Mandate Will End Fri., School Mask Mandate Expires Mar. 31st

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Delaware’s indoor mask mandate under Governor John Carney’s COVID-19 State of Emergency order will expire this Friday morning, February 11th effective at 8:00 a.m. Also, Carney Monday announced that the school mask requirement will end March 31st. That date was selected to allow districts and schools to consider local mask requirements. The Division of Public…

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VIDEO | Md. Tries To Stomp Down COVID-19 Surge

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Maryland is making progress in curtailing the spread of coronavirus, two weeks into a 30-day state of emergency. Governor Larry Hogan said Thursday that positivity has dropped 40-percent since reaching a peak 15 days ago, the case rate has also come down, and hospitalizations have declined for eight consecutive days. “We are very encouraged by…

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New COVID-19 Cases Spike In Del. – Weekly Update

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Delaware has now detected more than three dozen cases of coronavirus linked to the Omicron variant. Delaware Public Health also reports that new records for daily new cases of COVID-19 were set on consecutive days, with more than 1,500 new cases counted Friday. Nearly 1,300 new cases were reported Sunday. Hospitalizations are now below 400,…

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DSU To Require Proof Of COVID Booster

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Delaware State University will require returning students, faculty and staff to obtain a COVID-19 booster shot when the spring semester begins. Classes will also be conducted virtually for a two-week period starting January 10th. The actions are being taken due to the spread of the Omicron variant, and they come following a meeting of DSU’s…

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TidalHealth Will Suspend Visits With Hospital Patients, Pause Some Surgeries

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TidalHealth plans to suspend visits with patients at TidalHealth Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford and TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury beginning Monday, December 27th. Both hospitals will also temporarily pause elective, non-emergency surgeries that require an overnight stay. “A spike in COVID-19 cases, other seasonal illnesses and the many health needs of our communities, coupled with…

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