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Delaware Surpasses 100,000 Downloads of COVID Alert DE, the State’s Exposure Notification AppDate Posted: February 23, 2021
Governor Carney Signs House Bill 11Date Posted: February 23, 2021
Delaware emitirá beneficios de emergencia para Febrero para hogares elegibles de SNAP, TANF y de asistencia generalDate Posted: February 23, 2021
2021 Brings Leadership Changes to the Delaware Department of LaborDate Posted: February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: February 23, 2021
Flag Lowering in Memory of 500,000 Americans Lost to COVID-19Date Posted: February 22, 2021
Delaware to Issue Emergency Benefits for February to Eligible SNAP, TANF, and General Assistance HouseholdsDate Posted: February 22, 2021
Delaware Department of Labor Announces New Features and Updates to the Delaware JobLink WebsiteDate Posted: February 22, 2021
State Auditor McGuiness: Delaware’s CARES Act Funding Spend Increases by $12 Million Over Previous WeekDate Posted: February 22, 2021
FEMA Dover Second-Dose Slots to Open to Those With First Dose on or Before Jan. 22 From Any ProviderDate Posted: February 22, 2021
Pond Trout Season to Open EarlyDate Posted: February 22, 2021
Careful Consideration of Insurance Plans Urged During Special Enrollment PeriodDate Posted: February 22, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Feb. 19, 2021: New Positive Cases, Current Hospitalizations Continue to Trend DownwardDate Posted: February 19, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: February 19, 2021
Governor Carney Updates Omnibus COVID-19 Emergency OrderDate Posted: February 19, 2021
UPDATE: State of Delaware offices in New Castle County are now closed on Thursday, February 18, 2021Date Posted: February 18, 2021
Sewer Break Discharges Water into St. Jones RiverDate Posted: February 17, 2021
FEMA Second Dose Clinic at Dover International Speedway To Begin Sunday Due To WeatherDate Posted: February 17, 2021
State Auditor Kathy McGuiness: Department of Corrections Could Have Saved $44.1 Million on Prison Prescription CostsDate Posted: February 16, 2021
AG Jennings releases legislative priorities for 2021Date Posted: February 16, 2021
Delaware’s State Employee Charitable Campaign Accepting Nonprofit ApplicationsDate Posted: February 16, 2021
NEWS FROM FEMA: FEMA and Delaware Officials Opening COVID-19 Vaccination Center in Dover Date Posted: February 16, 2021
Investigation of Closed Solvay Polymer FacilityDate Posted: February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: February 16, 2021
Cultural Affairs Division Celebrates Women’s HistoryDate Posted: February 15, 2021
State Auditor McGuiness: Delaware’s Federal CARES Act Funding Spending Reaches 69 Percent of Total Allotment  Date Posted: February 15, 2021
Icy Road Conditions Expected Saturday NightDate Posted: February 13, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Feb. 12, 2021: New Positive Cases Flatten as Hospitalizations Trend DownwardDate Posted: February 13, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: February 12, 2021
State Auditor McGuiness Congratulates DNREC on Clean Financial Audit of Hazardous Substance FundDate Posted: February 12, 2021
Covid Vaccine Webinar for People with DisabilitiesDate Posted: February 11, 2021
HOY: Curative abre la inscripción para eventos de aplicación de la segunda dosis de la vacuna contra el COVID-19Date Posted: February 11, 2021
TODAY: Registration Opens for Curative Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccination Events Date Posted: February 11, 2021
Nominations for Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards Accepted Through March 14Date Posted: February 11, 2021
Governor Carney Signs Legislation Raising Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)Date Posted: February 10, 2021
Delaware Wildfire Training Classes Offered OnlineDate Posted: February 10, 2021
Unclaimed Property MONEY MATCH Program reunites over $3 million to Delaware TaxpayersDate Posted: February 9, 2021
Overdose Review Commission Releases Annual ReportDate Posted: February 9, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Updates on COVID-19 Vaccination ProgramDate Posted: February 9, 2021
Delawareans Will Have New Opportunity to Gain Health Insurance Through HealthCare.Gov from Feb. 15 to May 15Date Posted: February 9, 2021
February 9, 2021: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: February 9, 2021
AG Jennings’ Consumer Protection Unit files Action Against Unlicensed Debt-Management Services CompanyDate Posted: February 8, 2021
Governor Carney Signs Unemployment Tax Relief LegislationDate Posted: February 8, 2021
WEEKLY COVID-19 UPDATE – Feb. 5, 2021: New Positive Cases, Current Hospitalizations Continue Downward TrendDate Posted: February 6, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: February 5, 2021
DHSS, Other Agencies Seek to Connect Patients of Two Prescribers Associated with Md. Clinic to Continuing TreatmentDate Posted: February 5, 2021
Treasurer Davis Named to National Board to Help Families Save for EducationDate Posted: February 4, 2021
Governor Carney’s Statement on U.S. Senator Carper’s Chairmanship of Senate Environment and Public Works CommitteeDate Posted: February 4, 2021
Delaware Approves Continuing Education Alternatives For Pesticides And Nutrients Following COVID StrugglesDate Posted: February 4, 2021
Consumer Alert: Liberty Mutual Policyholders Experienced Difficulty Filing Claims, Receiving ResponseDate Posted: February 4, 2021
Governor Carney Issues Update to Omnibus COVID-19 Emergency DeclarationDate Posted: February 4, 2021
AG Jennings reaches opioid settlement with McKinsey & CompanyDate Posted: February 4, 2021
Bayhealth Partners with Delaware Libraries to Support Dolly Parton’s Imagination LibraryDate Posted: February 3, 2021
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit Photography by Bronwen HazlettDate Posted: February 3, 2021
Delaware Department of Labor receives $9,193,902 from the H1B GrantDate Posted: February 2, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccination ProgramDate Posted: February 2, 2021
February 2, 2021: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: February 2, 2021
State of Delaware offices in New Castle County will close from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021Date Posted: February 1, 2021
AG Jennings Warns Investors of Risks of Market Volatility, Reminds Regulated Firms of Customer ObligationsDate Posted: February 1, 2021
Department of Insurance Announces 2020 Year-End DataDate Posted: February 1, 2021
Hunters Reminded to Remove Temporary Deer Stands from State Wildlife AreasDate Posted: February 1, 2021
DelDOT Winter Storm Update #1Date Posted: January 30, 2021
WEEKLY COVID-19 UPDATE – JAN. 29, 2021: New Positive Cases, Current Hospitalizations Trend DownwardDate Posted: January 30, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: January 29, 2021
Lincoln man to serve life in prison for 2018 homicideDate Posted: January 29, 2021
Delaware Division of Public Health Confirms First COVID-19 Cases with the UK VariantDate Posted: January 29, 2021
DPH Announces Updated Plans for Administering Second Doses of COVID-19 VaccineDate Posted: January 28, 2021
Unclaimed Property Holder Reporting UpdateDate Posted: January 28, 2021
Lawmakers, DOJ Announce Legislation To Stop Unfair Business PracticesDate Posted: January 28, 2021
ICYMI: Governor Carney Presents Fiscal Year 2022 Recommended BudgetDate Posted: January 28, 2021
State Treasurer Colleen Davis Statement on Governor John Carney’s Proposed BudgetDate Posted: January 28, 2021
Delaware Will Issue Emergency Benefits for January to Eligible SNAP, TANF, and General Assistance HouseholdsDate Posted: January 28, 2021
Additional Delaware Hunting Opportunities to Open in FebruaryDate Posted: January 28, 2021
Governor Carney, Legislators Announce Bills to Make Opportunity Funding Permanent, Expand K-3 Special EducationDate Posted: January 28, 2021
Governor Carney Issues Statement on Senate Confirmations of Judicial NominationsDate Posted: January 27, 2021
ICYMI: Governor Carney Delivers 2021 State of the State AddressDate Posted: January 27, 2021
Delaware’s Tax Season Starts February 12, 2021Date Posted: January 27, 2021
January 26, 2021, 6:00 pm: COVID-19 Update and Virtual Town HallDate Posted: January 26, 2021
Four Delaware Organizations Receive Mini-Grants to Reduce Infant and Maternal Mortality Among Black PopulationDate Posted: January 26, 2021
Governor Carney’s 2021 State of the State AddressDate Posted: January 26, 2021
Governor Carney Formally Extends State of EmergencyDate Posted: January 25, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH Provide Updates on COVID-19 Vaccination ProgramDate Posted: January 25, 2021
State Auditor Kathy McGuiness: Delaware Could See $43 Million Annually from Regulating, Taxing Marijuana for Adult UseDate Posted: January 25, 2021
DNREC Updates A-Street Ditch PCB Cleanup Pilot ProjectDate Posted: January 25, 2021
DPH Completes 11,000 Vaccinations in Weekend EventsDate Posted: January 24, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Jan. 22, 2021: New Positive Cases, Hospitalizations Remain Elevated But Trends Leveling OutDate Posted: January 22, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: January 22, 2021
Governor Carney, Secretary Bunting Announce Launch of the Governor’s Institute for School LeadershipDate Posted: January 22, 2021
Free Virtual Family Workshops from the Dept. of EducationDate Posted: January 22, 2021
2021 Arbor Day School Poster ContestDate Posted: January 22, 2021
Students Encouraged To Enter Webapp CompetitionDate Posted: January 22, 2021
Vaccination Appointments Offered to 11,500 Seniors For This WeekendDate Posted: January 21, 2021
Cultural Affairs Division Celebrates Black HistoryDate Posted: January 21, 2021
Rapid COVID-19 Testing for Providers in Group Homes for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesDate Posted: January 21, 2021
Wastewater, Surface Water and Drinking Water Planning Grant Proposals Now Being Accepted by DNREC, DPHDate Posted: January 21, 2021
DPH System for Vaccination Requests Starts With More Than 56K Signups In First DayDate Posted: January 20, 2021
El gobernador Carney y la Division de Salud Publica (DPH) anuncian la transición a la fase 1B de vacunaciónDate Posted: January 19, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH Announce Transition to Vaccinate Phase 1BDate Posted: January 19, 2021
AG Jennings’ op-ed: A house dividedDate Posted: January 19, 2021
January 19, 2021, 7:00 pm: COVID-19 Update and Phase 1B Q&ADate Posted: January 19, 2021

NEW CASTLE (Feb. 23, 2021) – Governor John Carney, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and the Delaware Department of Technology and Information (DTI) announced that COVID Alert DE has been downloaded by more than 100,000 adult Delawareans.
With the launch of the exposure notification app on Sept. 15, 2020, DHSS initially hoped to reach about 10 percent of the adult population age 18 or older, or about 77,000 Delawareans. As of Feb. 23, 2021, COVID Alert DE has been downloaded 100,005 times.
In addition, as of Feb. 23, about 9 percent of people who have tested positive and were interviewed by members of Delaware’s Contact Tracing Team since the app was launched in September 2020 said they had COVID Alert DE on their phones. Among their close contacts, about 13 percent told contact tracers that they also had the app on their phones.
“As the winter surge of COVID-19 cases strained our contact tracing system, COVID Alert DE filled a big gap,” said Governor Carney. “It anonymously notified Delawareans of potential exposures to the virus and gave Delawareans good information to help keep their family, friends, and neighbors safe. I want to thank all of my fellow Delawareans who have downloaded this app to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in our state.”
Any Delawarean with the COVID Alert DE app will receive an anonymous exposure notification alert if they are identified as a close contact of a COVID-positive individual in Delaware or 21 other states and Washington D.C. Delaware’s app is interoperable with COVID Alert PA in Pennsylvania, COVID Alert NJ in New Jersey and COVID Alert NY in New York, and 18 others states and Washington D.C. Users should download the application in the state where they are currently living and expect to be tested for COVID-19. The exposure notification apps are built on Bluetooth technology from Apple and Google.
COVID Alert DE is available for download to Delawareans 18 and older in the App Store or Google Play.
“Although COVID-19 cases are declining in Delaware, we urge people to remain vigilant because the virus is still prevalent in our state. In fact, the rate of cases today is much higher than it was last summer,” said Molly Magarik, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). “That’s why we continue to encourage Delawareans to download the COVID Alert DE app as a way to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, especially if they work in a front-line job. And because our app works in concert with similar apps from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and other states, Delawareans have increased protection if they must travel to those states for work, medical appointments or to care for relatives.”
The app is not a substitute for basic public health precautionary measures, including mask-wearing, social distancing in public, avoiding crowds, frequent handwashing, staying home when sick, and getting vaccinated when eligible. Additionally, those who have the app are still asked to speak with contact tracers from the Division of Public Health if contacted.
Download the app:
Apple Store
Google Play
Visit de.gov/covidalert for additional information about COVID Alert DE, or send questions to DHSS_TownHall@delaware.gov.
Anyone with a question about COVID-19, whether related to medical or social service needs, should call Delaware 2-1-1. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Questions can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.
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NEW CASTLE (Feb. 23, 2021) – Governor John Carney, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and the Delaware Department of Technology and Information (DTI) announced that COVID Alert DE has been downloaded by more than 100,000 adult Delawareans.
With the launch of the exposure notification app on Sept. 15, 2020, DHSS initially hoped to reach about 10 percent of the adult population age 18 or older, or about 77,000 Delawareans. As of Feb. 23, 2021, COVID Alert DE has been downloaded 100,005 times.
In addition, as of Feb. 23, about 9 percent of people who have tested positive and were interviewed by members of Delaware’s Contact Tracing Team since the app was launched in September 2020 said they had COVID Alert DE on their phones. Among their close contacts, about 13 percent told contact tracers that they also had the app on their phones.
“As the winter surge of COVID-19 cases strained our contact tracing system, COVID Alert DE filled a big gap,” said Governor Carney. “It anonymously notified Delawareans of potential exposures to the virus and gave Delawareans good information to help keep their family, friends, and neighbors safe. I want to thank all of my fellow Delawareans who have downloaded this app to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in our state.”
Any Delawarean with the COVID Alert DE app will receive an anonymous exposure notification alert if they are identified as a close contact of a COVID-positive individual in Delaware or 21 other states and Washington D.C. Delaware’s app is interoperable with COVID Alert PA in Pennsylvania, COVID Alert NJ in New Jersey and COVID Alert NY in New York, and 18 others states and Washington D.C. Users should download the application in the state where they are currently living and expect to be tested for COVID-19. The exposure notification apps are built on Bluetooth technology from Apple and Google.
COVID Alert DE is available for download to Delawareans 18 and older in the App Store or Google Play.
“Although COVID-19 cases are declining in Delaware, we urge people to remain vigilant because the virus is still prevalent in our state. In fact, the rate of cases today is much higher than it was last summer,” said Molly Magarik, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). “That’s why we continue to encourage Delawareans to download the COVID Alert DE app as a way to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, especially if they work in a front-line job. And because our app works in concert with similar apps from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and other states, Delawareans have increased protection if they must travel to those states for work, medical appointments or to care for relatives.”
The app is not a substitute for basic public health precautionary measures, including mask-wearing, social distancing in public, avoiding crowds, frequent handwashing, staying home when sick, and getting vaccinated when eligible. Additionally, those who have the app are still asked to speak with contact tracers from the Division of Public Health if contacted.
Download the app:
Apple Store
Google Play
Visit de.gov/covidalert for additional information about COVID Alert DE, or send questions to DHSS_TownHall@delaware.gov.
Anyone with a question about COVID-19, whether related to medical or social service needs, should call Delaware 2-1-1. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Questions can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.
Print

Related Topics:  Coronavirus, COVID Alert DE

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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