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Delaware announces plan to accelerate vaccination of educators

Delaware is ramping up its efforts to vaccinate educators to meet President Biden’s pledge to provide at least one vaccine dose to all educators by the end of the month.

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This week on "The Green"

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Johnson & Johnson doses add new tool to vaccination arsenal

Johnson & Johnson’s recently approved vaccine is a one-dose regimen, and can be stored in a normal refrigerator for months. Delaware received an initial shipment of 8,000 doses Tuesday and expects to use 5,000 this weekend. Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with Jennifer Horney, the founding director of UD’s Epidemiology Program, about what having a third vaccine means for the state.

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The state is adding new rules on the use of certain chemicals in its latest attempt to reduce emissions.


Many arts organizations continue to struggle financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one serving Kent and Sussex Counties is trying something new to help artists make some money.

 

 


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Some called for a Croda chemical plant to remain shut down—ahead of its restart Thursday after its latest permit violations.


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A law enforcement reform subcommittee approved its first round of recommendations to increase police accountability.

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Wilmington is expanding its Utility Payment Assistance Program to help more people with emergency water utility needs.

 


Anyone looking to drive on to Delaware’s beaches this summer to surf fish is out of luck of they don’t already have a permit. 

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A new local study links last year’s COVID lockdown with a dramatic increase in alcohol abuse.

A report released by ChristianaCare Wednesday tracked the rate of alcohol withdrawal among patients admitted to the health system’s Christiana and Wilmington hospitals during that time.

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The COVID-19 pandemic affected many things over the past year - including the poultry industry.

 


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Delaware’s General Assembly won’t return in person to Dover yet, but lawmakers hope that day comes soon.


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New Castle County faces the state’s biggest property reassessment task after settling a lawsuit over educational equity. It is already starting the process.

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