Del. Expands Access to Monkeypox Vaccine

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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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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Beebe Healthcare Will Require Staff To Be Vaccinated For COVID-19

Beebe Healthcare will move forward with a vaccine mandate next month. The Biden administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services last week announced a requirement that all eligible staff at healthcare facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs be vaccinated for COVID-19.Beebe Healthcare will require unvaccinated team members, contractors and vendors to…

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Rabid Bat Discovered In Wicomico Co.

A bat in Wicomico County has tested positive for rabies. According to the Wicomico County Health Department, the bat was located in the area of North Nithsdale Drive in Salisbury. Residents and visitors in the area are advised to be aware of their surroundings and to avoid contact with any wild or stray animals. Pets…

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Lewes Implements Face Mask Requirements

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People who enter the downtown area of Lewes will be required to wear a face mask under a requirement approved by the Mayor and Council The requirement taking effect Friday July 3rd at 5:00 p.m. requires that a mask be worn in public outdoor areas bounded by both sides of Savannah Road,  both sides of…

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Mosquito pool tests positive for EEE virus in Worcester County, Md

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The Worcester County Health Department received notification from the State of Maryland that a mosquito pool in the Whaleyville area of Worcester County recently tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Arboviruses, such as the EEE virus, are most common during the summer and fall months. The viruses are transmitted by infected mosquitoes and spread…

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