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Delaware Begins COVID-19 Vaccinations in Long-Term Care FacilitiesDate Posted: December 17, 2020
Solar Rebate Amounts to Increase Jan. 1, 2021Date Posted: December 17, 2020
State of Delaware offices in New Castle County will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2020Date Posted: December 17, 2020
DPH Announces Arrival of 7,800 Doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 VaccineDate Posted: December 16, 2020
DNREC Analysis of Brandywine River Dam Sediments Reveals Encouraging ResultsDate Posted: December 16, 2020
DNREC Cancels Dec. 16 Afternoon Managed Deer Hunt at Brandywine Creek State ParkDate Posted: December 15, 2020
CVS Health Awarded Pharmacy Benefit Management Contract for State of DelawareDate Posted: December 15, 2020
December 15, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: December 15, 2020
Governor Carney, DPH, Bayhealth Announce First Delawarean Has Received the COVID-19 VaccineDate Posted: December 15, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Town Hall: Dec. 14, 6:00 p.m.Date Posted: December 14, 2020
Governor Carney, DPH Announce Arrival of Delaware’s First Shipment of the COVID-19 VaccineDate Posted: December 14, 2020
Dec. 15 Last Day to Sign Up for 2021 Coverage on Delaware’s Health Insurance MarketplaceDate Posted: December 14, 2020
Watch The Delaware Electoral Vote ProceedingsDate Posted: December 14, 2020
Delaware Taps Fund to Replace Diesel-Guzzling School BusesDate Posted: December 14, 2020
Governor Carney, DPH Announce Delaware’s Plan to Distribute the COVID-19 VaccineDate Posted: December 12, 2020
Statement from Attorney General Jennings on Supreme Court’s Texas rulingDate Posted: December 12, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Dec. 11, 2020: Surge in New Positive Cases ContinuesDate Posted: December 11, 2020
Delaware Division of Public Health Announces Availability of Free Mail-Order NaloxoneDate Posted: December 11, 2020
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: December 11, 2020
DNREC to Temporarily Close Delaware State Parks Nature Centers Starting Dec. 14Date Posted: December 11, 2020
Statement From Attorney General Jennings On Shooting Of Milford Police OfficerDate Posted: December 11, 2020
2021 Annual Prevailing Wage SurveyDate Posted: December 11, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Additional COVID-19 Restrictions to Confront Winter SurgeDate Posted: December 10, 2020
Individual, Groups, Businesses to Receive Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards at Jan. 18 Virtual CeremonyDate Posted: December 10, 2020
Governor Carney Releases Government Efficiency and Accountability Review (GEAR) Board ReportDate Posted: December 10, 2020
Delaware State Parks Annual Passes, Surf-Fishing Permits on Sale Dec. 16Date Posted: December 10, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Update: DPH Receives Ultra-Cold Storage Unit, Finalizes Recommendations on Initial AllocationDate Posted: December 9, 2020
AG Jennings Announces Antitrust Suit Against Facebook  Date Posted: December 9, 2020
Unemployment Benefits Scheduled to Expire December 26, 2020Date Posted: December 9, 2020
Delaware to Issue Emergency Benefits for December to Eligible SNAP, TANF, and General Assistance HouseholdsDate Posted: December 8, 2020
State Treasurer Colleen Davis Appointed Committee Chair For the National Association of State TreasurersDate Posted: December 8, 2020
Hemp producers in Delaware must register growing sites annuallyDate Posted: December 8, 2020
December 8, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: December 8, 2020
Video Explores Four Enslaved People and An AbolitionistDate Posted: December 7, 2020
Attorney General Jennings announces $86.3 million multistate settlement with mortgage servicer NationstarDate Posted: December 7, 2020
Statement from Governor Carney on COVID-19 HospitalizationsDate Posted: December 5, 2020
Winter Weather Awareness Week – December 7-11Date Posted: December 4, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update — Dec. 4, 2020: DPH Continues to Announce Rise in Cases, Hospitalizations, RecoveriesDate Posted: December 4, 2020
Following federal indictment, DOJ reminds public of sexual abuse hotlineDate Posted: December 4, 2020
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: December 4, 2020
Zwaanendael Museum Decorated For The HolidaysDate Posted: December 4, 2020
Flags to be lowered December 7 for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance DayDate Posted: December 4, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Stay-at-Home Advisory, Universal Indoor Mask OrderDate Posted: December 3, 2020
Mensaje del gobernador Carney sobre el COVID-19Date Posted: December 3, 2020
Message from Governor Carney on COVID-19Date Posted: December 3, 2020
DNREC Soliciting Grant Applications for Projects to Improve Water Quality in DelawareDate Posted: December 3, 2020
Four Virtual-Programs At State Museums In December 2020Date Posted: December 3, 2020
State Auditor Kathy McGuiness Releases Review of State’s COVID-19 Data DashboardDate Posted: December 2, 2020
“Delaware Day 2020 — Expanding the Delaware Story”Date Posted: December 2, 2020
DNREC’s Electric Vehicle Rebate Program Extended Six MonthsDate Posted: December 2, 2020
Killens Pond State Park to Close to Public Saturday for Cross Country State MeetDate Posted: December 1, 2020
FY2022 Grant Applications for Arts & Community-Based Organizations and Schools Now OpenDate Posted: December 1, 2020
December 1, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: December 1, 2020
Plastic Carryout Bag Ban Effective on Jan. 1, 2021Date Posted: December 1, 2020
State Auditor Kathy McGuiness Unveils Delaware CARES Act Fund TrackerDate Posted: November 30, 2020
Delaware students thrive during in-person learningDate Posted: November 30, 2020
Numerous Delaware Hunting and Trapping Seasons Open in DecemberDate Posted: November 30, 2020
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: November 29, 2020
Director Schall Tests Positive for COVID-19Date Posted: November 28, 2020
Statement from Governor Carney on DEMA Director’s Positive COVID-19 TestDate Posted: November 28, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Nov. 27, 2020: New Daily Cases Remain High; Hospitalizations, Deaths Continue to IncreaseDate Posted: November 27, 2020
Delaware Families, Stakeholders Celebrate Adoption with Virtual EventDate Posted: November 25, 2020
Governor Carney Formally Extends State of EmergencyDate Posted: November 25, 2020
DNREC’s Low-Digit Surf-Fishing Tag Auction Starts Black FridayDate Posted: November 25, 2020
DPH, DEMA Provide COVID-19 Testing UpdateDate Posted: November 24, 2020
AG Jennings Announces Multistate Data Breach Settlement With The Home DepotDate Posted: November 24, 2020
Governor Carney Announces $45 Million Higher Education Relief FundDate Posted: November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: November 23, 2020
Poinsettia Sale to Run Nov. 23-Dec. 22 at Greenhouse on DHSS’ Herman Holloway CampusDate Posted: November 23, 2020
Two Additional Youth at Stevenson House Test Positive for COVID-19Date Posted: November 23, 2020
Delaware Farmers Encouraged To Participate In Environmental Deeds QuestionnaireDate Posted: November 23, 2020
DNREC’s State Parks, Zoo Waive Entry Fees on Black FridayDate Posted: November 23, 2020
Delaware Emitira Beneficios de Emergencia para Novembre a los Hogares Elegibles de SNAP, TANF, y Asistencia GeneralDate Posted: November 23, 2020
Delaware Will Issue Emergency Benefits for November to Eligible SNAP, TANF, and General Assistance HouseholdsDate Posted: November 23, 2020
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: November 20, 2020
YRS Gives COVID Update, Temporarily Suspends VisitationDate Posted: November 20, 2020
Governor Carney Issues Third Revision to Omnibus COVID-19 Emergency Order Date Posted: November 20, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update: November 20, 2020: Highest Single-Day Total of New Cases Reported, Hospitalizations IncreaseDate Posted: November 20, 2020
Christina senior secretary named Delaware’s first Educational Support Professional of the YearDate Posted: November 20, 2020
State Auditor Kathy McGuiness Releases Delaware Volunteer Fire Service Special ReportDate Posted: November 19, 2020
DSHA’s Eviction Defense, COVID-19 Rental Assistance, and Homes for Grads Programs Win National AwardsDate Posted: November 19, 2020
DNREC Opens Brandywine Zoo Madagascar ExhibitDate Posted: November 19, 2020
Delaware’s First Mental Health Parity Examinations CompleteDate Posted: November 19, 2020
Regional Coalition of Northeast Governors: Colleges Will Be Encouraged to Provide Testing for StudentsDate Posted: November 18, 2020
Electronic Tax Filing Requirements for BusinessesDate Posted: November 18, 2020
Additional Direct Support Now Available to Small Businesses Applying for DE Relief GrantsDate Posted: November 18, 2020
Second Suspect Charged For Murder Of Madison SparrowDate Posted: November 17, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Additional COVID-19 RestrictionsDate Posted: November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: November 17, 2020
Delaware Launches Free CyberStart America ChallengeDate Posted: November 17, 2020
20 District/Charter Educational Support Professionals of the Year honored, one to be named state winnerDate Posted: November 16, 2020
Delaware Finalist for International Insurance Domicile of the YearDate Posted: November 16, 2020
Delaware Division of Public Health Announces Data Breach IncidentDate Posted: November 15, 2020
Relief Fund’s Community Resiliency Fund Applications Due Nov. 15Date Posted: November 14, 2020
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: November 13, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update-Nov. 13, 2020: New Daily Cases Continue to Spike; Hospitalizations, Deaths Continue to IncreaseDate Posted: November 13, 2020
Unified Command For Oil Incident Along Delaware, Maryland Beaches Suspends Cleanup OperationsDate Posted: November 13, 2020
AG Jennings calls on Barr to reverse new policy that “will erode the public’s confidence in the 2020 election”Date Posted: November 13, 2020
Governor Carney, DPH Announce Testing Partnership with Nemours, Pediatric Care Providers across DelawareDate Posted: November 13, 2020
Secretary of State Bullock Sends Diwali Greetings and Well WishesDate Posted: November 13, 2020

DPH received 7,800 doses of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday
WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) on Thursday announced that Delaware is among the first states in the nation to begin vaccinating staff at long-term care facilities.
After receiving 7,800 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at its warehouse in Kent County on Wednesday, DPH facilitated the delivery of the vaccine to three long-term care facilities owned and operated by Genesis Healthcare Inc., which is based out of Kennett Square, Pa. Genesis operates 400 skilled nursing centers and senior living communities in 26 states. The Delaware facilities that received the vaccine are located in Dover, Milford and Seaford. All three locations plan to start vaccinating staff Thursday.

“We are all relieved to see that this vaccine has arrived at our long-term care facilities to protect Delaware’s most vulnerable citizens from COVID-19,” said Governor John Carney. “But we’re not through the woods yet. We still face a difficult winter surge of cases and hospitalizations. Stay vigilant until we can widely distribute the vaccine. Wear a mask. Don’t gather with friends or family outside your household. We’ll get through this.”

We may have to continue to social distance and take other measures to keep our mothers, fathers and grandparents safe, but thanks to arrival of this vaccine, we can be assured that they will be better protected from the virus at a time when it is spiking in our communities. I am grateful that Delaware is among the first to offer this protection.”
Residents will be able to begin receiving the vaccine the week of December 28, as part of vaccination efforts under the federal pharmacy program.  Walgreens and CVS pharmacists are partnering with facilities to vaccinate residents. While the vaccine is shipped directly to the pharmacies from the federal level, doses come out of each state’s total allocation.
“Vaccination is the critical third leg of the stool, along with personal protective equipment and testing, in stemming the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes and protecting residents and health care workers,” said Richard Feifer, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Medical Officer at Genesis. “This is unquestionably the biggest vaccination effort ever undertaken, and we thank Governor John Carney for his support throughout this pandemic.”
Residents and staff at long-term care facilities have been one of the hardest-hit groups of the pandemic. Residents at long-term care facilities account for 1,736 of the state’s 47,929 positive coronavirus cases as of December 11. Long-term care residents account for 455 of the state’s 833 coronavirus deaths, as of December 11. That is slightly more than half.
DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay, who was at the DPH Kent County warehouse when the additional vaccine doses arrived, was grateful that the Delaware is able to begin vaccinating its long-term care facilities.
“Since March, many of us have not been able to visit with our parents and grandparents as we have tried to protect them from the virus the only tools available to us masks and social distancing,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay. “This vaccine not only offers our seniors and long-term staff protection from the virus, it gives us hope that one day soon we will be able to visit with our loved ones again. It also means more of us will be here to celebrate the holidays next year. I am grateful Delaware is able to do this for its long-term care residents.”
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DPH received 7,800 doses of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday
WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) on Thursday announced that Delaware is among the first states in the nation to begin vaccinating staff at long-term care facilities.
After receiving 7,800 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at its warehouse in Kent County on Wednesday, DPH facilitated the delivery of the vaccine to three long-term care facilities owned and operated by Genesis Healthcare Inc., which is based out of Kennett Square, Pa. Genesis operates 400 skilled nursing centers and senior living communities in 26 states. The Delaware facilities that received the vaccine are located in Dover, Milford and Seaford. All three locations plan to start vaccinating staff Thursday.

“We are all relieved to see that this vaccine has arrived at our long-term care facilities to protect Delaware’s most vulnerable citizens from COVID-19,” said Governor John Carney. “But we’re not through the woods yet. We still face a difficult winter surge of cases and hospitalizations. Stay vigilant until we can widely distribute the vaccine. Wear a mask. Don’t gather with friends or family outside your household. We’ll get through this.”

We may have to continue to social distance and take other measures to keep our mothers, fathers and grandparents safe, but thanks to arrival of this vaccine, we can be assured that they will be better protected from the virus at a time when it is spiking in our communities. I am grateful that Delaware is among the first to offer this protection.”
Residents will be able to begin receiving the vaccine the week of December 28, as part of vaccination efforts under the federal pharmacy program.  Walgreens and CVS pharmacists are partnering with facilities to vaccinate residents. While the vaccine is shipped directly to the pharmacies from the federal level, doses come out of each state’s total allocation.
“Vaccination is the critical third leg of the stool, along with personal protective equipment and testing, in stemming the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes and protecting residents and health care workers,” said Richard Feifer, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Medical Officer at Genesis. “This is unquestionably the biggest vaccination effort ever undertaken, and we thank Governor John Carney for his support throughout this pandemic.”
Residents and staff at long-term care facilities have been one of the hardest-hit groups of the pandemic. Residents at long-term care facilities account for 1,736 of the state’s 47,929 positive coronavirus cases as of December 11. Long-term care residents account for 455 of the state’s 833 coronavirus deaths, as of December 11. That is slightly more than half.
DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay, who was at the DPH Kent County warehouse when the additional vaccine doses arrived, was grateful that the Delaware is able to begin vaccinating its long-term care facilities.
“Since March, many of us have not been able to visit with our parents and grandparents as we have tried to protect them from the virus the only tools available to us masks and social distancing,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay. “This vaccine not only offers our seniors and long-term staff protection from the virus, it gives us hope that one day soon we will be able to visit with our loved ones again. It also means more of us will be here to celebrate the holidays next year. I am grateful Delaware is able to do this for its long-term care residents.”
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Related Topics:  Coronavirus, COVID-19 Vaccine, Delaware Division of Public Health, governor, Governor Carney

Keep up to date by receiving a daily digest email, around noon, of current news release posts from state agencies on news.delaware.gov.
Here you can subscribe to future news updates.

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