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Gov. Carney, DPH Announce 750 Vaccines Administered First Week, Share First Vaccinations, Prepare Moderna DistributionDate Posted: December 18, 2020
Resources to Help Delawareans in Challenging Times  Date Posted: December 18, 2020
“Stitching on the Light: A Virtual Stitch Along”Date Posted: December 18, 2020
Croda to Restart Ethylene Oxide Plant for Emissions Test, Then Shut DownDate Posted: December 18, 2020
Garvin Statement on the Nomination of Michael Regan to the U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyDate Posted: December 17, 2020
Division of Public Health Announces Vaccine Call Center Will Open Friday, Dec. 18Date Posted: December 17, 2020
Ringing Bells for Delaware’s Health Care HeroesDate Posted: December 17, 2020
AG Jennings Announces Lawsuit To End Google’s Illegal MonopolyDate Posted: December 17, 2020
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

News | Date Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020

DOVER (Dec. 18, 2020) – Since the first pre-ordered doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine were delivered on Monday, Dec. 14, 750 vaccines have been administered to health care staff at the State’s six health systems and three sites of one long-term care organization. On Thursday, Delaware became one of the first states in the nation to offer vaccines to enrolled long-term health care workers. State officials strongly encourage people to get the vaccine as it becomes available to them under the vaccine’s phased rollout.
The 750 vaccines administered are current as of Friday at noon. The numbers of those vaccinated continue to change rapidly as more frontline workers receive the vaccine and not all reporting is completed in real-time. Up-to-date vaccine totals are expected to be posted at de.gov/healthycommunity in the coming days.
“Our frontline health care workers continue to lead by example, and I want to thank all of those Delawareans who rolled up their sleeves this week and received the vaccine,” said Governor Carney. “Your hard work and leadership will get us through this crisis. As our health care workers know, we continue to face a winter surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Let’s all do our part, and do what works. Wear a mask. Don’t gather with friends or family outside your household. Stay vigilant.”
“We are so grateful to the health care community for embracing the arrival of this vaccine,” said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay. “You are leading the way and demonstrating the importance of taking the vaccine to your friends, family and patients.”
Some of the first Delaware health care workers to receive the vaccine this first week were:
Elisabeth Cote, a progressive care unit nurse at Bayhealth’s Kent County campus, was the first health care worker in Delaware to receive the vaccine.
Sintia Rodriguez, a nurse at Beebe Healthcare’s emergency department and behavioral health unit, was the first health care worker in Sussex County to receive the vaccine.
Kathleen Bonis, RRT, a respiratory therapist with ChristianaCare.
Aaron Weaver, MD, a family practice doctor, was the first to receive the vaccine at Saint Francis Healthcare in New Castle County.
Vickie Freeman BS, RN, CPN, Department of Pediatrics at Nemours duPont Hospital for Children.
Joseph Kim, D.O., a primary care provider with TidalHealth Nanticoke
Lisa Wullschleger, Advanced Practice Nurse from Porter State Service Center in Wilmington, Division of Public Health Clinic
Warren Burke, executive director at Silver Lake Center, Genesis HealthCare in Dover, was the first long-term care staff member to receive the vaccine; Center Nursing Executive, Kerri Watson, RN, was the first at Genesis Milford Center to receive the vaccine.
Reporter/editor note:  Media can access photos and videos of those first vaccinations by following this dropbox link.
DPH, which is coordinating the state’s vaccine distribution efforts, expects to receive an additional 2,925 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine next week, with additional supply being set aside through the federal long-term care/pharmacy program partnership.
DPH also is preparing for the expected U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) met on Thursday and voted to approve Moderna’s EUA request, which would allow vaccination for ages 18 and older. The FDA and the CDC’s Advisory Committee are also expected to vote Friday night and Saturday, respectively. Should they approve the request, DPH expects to receive 16,700 doses of the Moderna vaccine within days of the approval, which will go to hospitals, EMS, Health Centers such as La Red Medical Center, Westside Family Health and Henrietta Johnson Medical Center, DPH clinics, and others to continue to vaccinate staff.
The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are advising women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, individuals who have experienced allergic reactions to other vaccines and those who have compromised immune systems to discuss the benefits and risks of taking the vaccine with their medical provider before receiving it.
The potential side effects from the vaccine are similar to those experienced by people who receive the flu shot: soreness at the injection site, fever, headaches, and body aches that usually go away within 24 hours. Unless symptoms worsen or linger, there is no need to seek medical care. Pfizer reported no serious side effects from the vaccine, and there were no deaths directly linked to the vaccine itself. The FDA and CDC will continue to monitor the COVID-19 vaccine for safety and effectiveness and any long-term or rare side effects.
DPH has set up a Vaccine Call Center at 302-672-6150. People who are deaf and hard of hearing should call 2-1-1 or text their ZIP code to 898-211. Individuals can email their questions concerning the vaccine to Vaccine@Delaware.gov and visit de.gov/covidvaccine for more information.
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News | Date Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020

DOVER (Dec. 18, 2020) – Since the first pre-ordered doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine were delivered on Monday, Dec. 14, 750 vaccines have been administered to health care staff at the State’s six health systems and three sites of one long-term care organization. On Thursday, Delaware became one of the first states in the nation to offer vaccines to enrolled long-term health care workers. State officials strongly encourage people to get the vaccine as it becomes available to them under the vaccine’s phased rollout.
The 750 vaccines administered are current as of Friday at noon. The numbers of those vaccinated continue to change rapidly as more frontline workers receive the vaccine and not all reporting is completed in real-time. Up-to-date vaccine totals are expected to be posted at de.gov/healthycommunity in the coming days.
“Our frontline health care workers continue to lead by example, and I want to thank all of those Delawareans who rolled up their sleeves this week and received the vaccine,” said Governor Carney. “Your hard work and leadership will get us through this crisis. As our health care workers know, we continue to face a winter surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Let’s all do our part, and do what works. Wear a mask. Don’t gather with friends or family outside your household. Stay vigilant.”
“We are so grateful to the health care community for embracing the arrival of this vaccine,” said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay. “You are leading the way and demonstrating the importance of taking the vaccine to your friends, family and patients.”
Some of the first Delaware health care workers to receive the vaccine this first week were:
Elisabeth Cote, a progressive care unit nurse at Bayhealth’s Kent County campus, was the first health care worker in Delaware to receive the vaccine.
Sintia Rodriguez, a nurse at Beebe Healthcare’s emergency department and behavioral health unit, was the first health care worker in Sussex County to receive the vaccine.
Kathleen Bonis, RRT, a respiratory therapist with ChristianaCare.
Aaron Weaver, MD, a family practice doctor, was the first to receive the vaccine at Saint Francis Healthcare in New Castle County.
Vickie Freeman BS, RN, CPN, Department of Pediatrics at Nemours duPont Hospital for Children.
Joseph Kim, D.O., a primary care provider with TidalHealth Nanticoke
Lisa Wullschleger, Advanced Practice Nurse from Porter State Service Center in Wilmington, Division of Public Health Clinic
Warren Burke, executive director at Silver Lake Center, Genesis HealthCare in Dover, was the first long-term care staff member to receive the vaccine; Center Nursing Executive, Kerri Watson, RN, was the first at Genesis Milford Center to receive the vaccine.
Reporter/editor note:  Media can access photos and videos of those first vaccinations by following this dropbox link.
DPH, which is coordinating the state’s vaccine distribution efforts, expects to receive an additional 2,925 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine next week, with additional supply being set aside through the federal long-term care/pharmacy program partnership.
DPH also is preparing for the expected U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) met on Thursday and voted to approve Moderna’s EUA request, which would allow vaccination for ages 18 and older. The FDA and the CDC’s Advisory Committee are also expected to vote Friday night and Saturday, respectively. Should they approve the request, DPH expects to receive 16,700 doses of the Moderna vaccine within days of the approval, which will go to hospitals, EMS, Health Centers such as La Red Medical Center, Westside Family Health and Henrietta Johnson Medical Center, DPH clinics, and others to continue to vaccinate staff.
The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are advising women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, individuals who have experienced allergic reactions to other vaccines and those who have compromised immune systems to discuss the benefits and risks of taking the vaccine with their medical provider before receiving it.
The potential side effects from the vaccine are similar to those experienced by people who receive the flu shot: soreness at the injection site, fever, headaches, and body aches that usually go away within 24 hours. Unless symptoms worsen or linger, there is no need to seek medical care. Pfizer reported no serious side effects from the vaccine, and there were no deaths directly linked to the vaccine itself. The FDA and CDC will continue to monitor the COVID-19 vaccine for safety and effectiveness and any long-term or rare side effects.
DPH has set up a Vaccine Call Center at 302-672-6150. People who are deaf and hard of hearing should call 2-1-1 or text their ZIP code to 898-211. Individuals can email their questions concerning the vaccine to Vaccine@Delaware.gov and visit de.gov/covidvaccine for more information.
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Related Topics:  COVID, COVID-19, COVID-19 Vaccine, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Delaware Division of Public Health, Delaware public health

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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