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The Division of Public Health has announced a new partnership to provide comprehensive COVID-19 testing, processing, and reporting in the state’s schools.

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A recent University of Delaware graduate is a big winner in the state’s COVID vaccine incentive lottery.

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The Division of Public Health reviewed its coronavirus response with state lawmakers Wednesday.


The Sussex County Vo-Tech School District is moving to remote learning for the rest of the week. 

 

Several positive COVID-19 tests connected to the campus child care center is prompting the move. 

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Thousands more seniors as well as educators in Delaware are expected to be vaccinated against the coronavirus this week, after mass vaccination events this weekend were plagued by delays.

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The online system for seniors in Delaware to sign up to receive the coronavirus vaccine is already getting lots of traffic.


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State public health officials urge Delawareans not to go out or gather with others on New Year’s Eve to prevent spread of the coronavirus.

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It’s been one week since the state began a “zero-tolerance” enforcement policy for violations of coronavirus restrictions.


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Delaware healthcare workers continue to receive the coronavirus vaccine, days after the state accepted its first shipment of doses. 

  

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Delaware is among just a handful of states that have started vaccinations in nursing homes. 


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A temporary COVID-19 unit for the general public is in place at a Milford nursing home. It’s an effort to open up space in hospitals as capacity is tested by record coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

 


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The state is instituting more restrictions to address the winter surge of the coronavirus, including a 10 p.m. curfew at restaurants and bars.

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The stay-at-home advisory Gov. John Carney announced Thursday is voluntary. But he is not ruling out more “dramatic” measures to control the coronavirus. 


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Coronavirus vaccines are nearing approval and Delaware is fine tuning its plan to distribute its share of doses.

Coronavirus vaccines could be approved for use in the United States in just a few weeks, and plans are already being put in place to determine who gets priority for receiving doses.

High priority groups include healthcare workers and the eldery. In Delaware, the Division of Public Health has a multi-stage plan that phases in more people as more doses of the vaccine become available.

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Delaware’s Division of Public Health announced a data breach Sunday.

The breach involved approximately 10,000 people’s information, but officials say there is no indication any of that information has been misused.

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The state’s efforts to curtail the coronavirus this spring worked, according to a new study by the CDC. 

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Delaware’s Division of Public Health released its guidance for Halloween activities this year earlier this month.


Delaware residents now have more options to dispose of unwanted medications.

State officials are expanding the availability of permanent prescription drug drop boxes as overdose deaths in the First State continue to increase.


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The state saw a startling increase in cases and hospitalizations related to COVID-19 this week. 

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State health officials say Delaware is prepared to distribute a coronavirus vaccine once one gets federal approval.


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The organizers of last weekend’s outdoor rodeo event in Bridgeville now face charges and fines. The large event, reportedly attended by hundreds if not thousands, violated coronavirus State of Emergency gathering limits.

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Students in Delaware will be physically returning to schools this fall—at least part of the time.


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New Castle County continues to track an estimate of coronavirus activity there based on its sewer. The estimates have varied widely week to week, but County leadership still sees them as useful.


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Delaware is providing direct coronavirus relief to various community organizations.

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The Delaware Division of Public Health released a new COVID-19 testing plan designed to ensure easy access to testing.


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The state is cracking down on restaurants and others violating new rules related to COVID-19.

At the Delaware’s weekly coronavirus update Tuesday, state Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay outlined recent steps her division has taken to enforce coronavirus requirements in bars and restaurants.

The First State is closing in on 10,000 COVID-19 cases and 400 deaths.

 

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced eight additional fatalities Sunday, raising the state’s death toll to 398 since March 11th.

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The state is responding to homelessness advocates’ cries for support amid the coronavirus outbreak.


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The Sussex County resident under investigation for the novel coronavirus disease this week has tested negative, public health officials announced Thursday. No other Delawareans are considered "Patients Under Investigation" for the virus at this time.

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State health officials have announced two more Delawareans have tested negative for the deadly novel coronavirus disease .

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