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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. national emergency to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic ended Monday as President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan cong…
Delaware's Public Health Emergency Order will be extended one more time in April before it expires in May, according to Governor John Carney.
(Dover, DE) -- Governor John Carney has extended the COVID-19 public health emergency another 30 days.
People are still being hospitalized for COVID-19 complications at a rate the Delaware Division of Public Health calls "concerning."
WDEL’s ongoing coronavirus coverage was made possible, in part, thanks to a grant from Google’s global Journalism Emergency Relief Fund.
Delawareans who experience these symptoms and have reason to believe they may have been exposed to novel coronavirus COVID-19 should contact the dedicated Delaware corona virus call center at 1.866.408.1899 or the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at 1.888.295.5156.
The clinical spectrum of COVID-19 ranges from mild disease with non-specific signs and symptoms of acute respiratory illness, to severe pneumonia with respiratory failure and septic shock. There have also been reports of asymptomatic infection with COVID-19.
There are currently no mandated restrictions in place for Delaware, and the State of Emergency has expired as of July 13, 2021.Several businesses may independently decide unvaccinated individuals are required to don face-coverings while in their facilities.
Delaware is partnering with the Food Bank of Delaware to assist community food pantries.
California's coronavirus emergency declaration is being lifted Tuesday, meaning Delaware is among the final five states still in a pandemic em…
Bank of America presented a $200,000 check to the Food Bank of Delaware in support of a new Food Bank location being built in Milford.
Three community based healthcare organizations in Delaware will be sharing $640,000 in grant funding to expand COVID vaccinations in under-ser…
The state Division of Public Health is urging members of the public to get vaccinated against the BA.5 and other COVID variants now, rather th…
Parents of kids ages 6 months to 5 years old in Delaware will be able to have their kids vaccinated against COVID starting this week.
The Biden administration is lifting its requirement that international air travelers to the U.S. take a COVID-19 test within a day before boar…
The University of Delaware is bringing back its mask mandate starting on Tuesday morning.
Delaware Governor John Carney has tested positive for COVID-19.
Dr. Karyl Rattay, often the face of public health efforts and information for Delaware throughout a global pandemic, will be stepping away fro…
The federal government is cutting back on funding provided to states to help cover the cost of COVID testing, a service that's been free-of-ch…
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.
To date, Delaware:
- Has activated the Division of Public Health’s State Health Operations Center to allow for enhanced response coordination;
- Maintains communication and outreach with federal, state and local partners;
- Is monitoring asymptomatic (not sick) individuals returning from Mainland China to ensure they do not develop symptoms;
- Provides symptom monitoring guidance for residents returning to Delaware from China, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Iran;
- Participates in frequent calls with health care systems, EMS and first responder agencies and other state agency partners;
- Provides information to health care professionals, businesses and educational settings;
- and Has reviewed and adapted current pandemic flu plans for COVID-19.
The Delaware Division of Public Health has a strong relationship with hospitals, EMS, and first responder agencies through its partnership with the state’s Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS). Staff have been holding regular calls with hospitals, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), DSHS and EMS agencies.
The DPH recommends everyday measures that people can take to prevent the spread of all infections, which would also slow the spread of coronavirus disease:
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hand. If you use a tissue, dispose of it right away.
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, including the backs of your hands and under your nails.
- Clean surfaces at home, work or school that you use often.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Anyone 2 years old and up should wear a mask with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
Information from the Delaware Health and Social Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention