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Following action this week by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) advisory committee, Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging all fully vaccinated Delawareans 18 or older to get a booster dose of Pfizer,…

Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) and the Delaware Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS) last week announced that the State of Delaware will extend the emergency masking requirement in public and private K-12 schools until Feb. 8, 2022.

Beebe Healthcare will host two pediatric vaccination events, on Nov. 13 in Millsboro and Nov. 20 in Lewes. The age range for the events is 5 to 11. Beebe will be using the Pfizer vaccine that received emergency use authorization for children ages 5-11, which is a third of the adult dose.

The first week of the State of Delaware’s vaccination-or-testing mandate for teachers and school system employees seems to be a scramble to get data systems in place and testing options widely available to educators and school staff.

Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS) last week formally issued an emergency regulation requiring educators, school staff, volunteers and contractors working in Delaware schools to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to undergo weekly testing, begi…

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Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) announced on Tuesday, Sept. 28, that educators, school staff, contractors and volunteers who work in K-12 public and private schools must get vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo weekl…

Beebe Healthcare is inviting the public to a COVID-19 town hall-style event on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 6 p.m. Dr. David A. Tam, MD, MBA, FACHE, president and CEO, and Dr. Bill Chasanov, DO, Beebe’s COVID-19 Response medical director, will share updates about the latest in cases and ho…

There are early signs that the coming flu season could be severe, and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) this week joined other health experts in recommending that everyone eligible get vaccinated against COVID-19 — and influenza (the flu) — to help prevent the spread of eit…

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Effective Tuesday, Sept. 14, Beebe Healthcare is pausing elective surgical procedures requiring an overnight stay in the hospital, out of an abundance of caution, due to an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, representatives announced on Monday.

The Delaware Division of Public Health this week reported that there had been 119,852 cases of coronavirus amongst Delaware residents since March 11, 2020. The seven-day average of new positive cases had increased to 378 as of Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Emergency departments and poison-control centers are seeing a spike in patients who are suffering from the consequences of using unproven “treatments” for COVID-19, such as ivermectin — a medication often used for treating parasites in livestock.

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Starting Monday, Aug. 30, Beebe Healthcare is updating its visitor restrictions to allow inpatients to have only one well visitor during visitor hours. That visitor is not permitted to rotate during the day.

Those with immunocompromised conditions have already started receiving the third dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccination to increase the production of antibodies that protect against the coronavirus, but booster shots for the general population aren’t likely to be available until ne…

Because resurgence of influenza is likely in coming months, an aggressive flu-prevention campaign is being recommended, as well as distribution of flu shots, which can be taken with the vaccine against the coronavirus.

Visitors to DiFebo’s Market in Bethany Beach can get vaccinated against the coronavirus, enjoy a chicken parmesan platter with a side of spaghetti and do a little shopping on Friday, Aug. 20.

Emergency physicians across the country are seeing surges of COVID-19 cases — particularly among unvaccinated individuals and children — so the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is advising parents and students to take extra precautions to protect themselves as many schools res…

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Responding to an increase in the number of coronavirus cases statewide, especially among the unvaccinated, Gov. John Carney this week mandated all school children in kindergarten through 12th grades, as well as those in childcare homes and centers, must wear face coverings while indoors, eve…

In late 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, TidalHealth’s Richard A. Henson Research Institute was asked to participate in a clinical trial of a new treatment for the virus. After significant medical review by TidalHealth’s pulmonary experts, the team agreed to support the trial. U…

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Gov. John Carney on Tuesday announced that everyone kindergarten-age and older in K-12 schools and childcare homes and centers must wear face coverings indoors effective on Monday, Aug. 16 — regardless of vaccination status. The requirement covers both public and private schools in Delaware.

Beebe Healthcare is inviting the public to a COVID-19 Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dr. David A. Tam, MD, MBA, FACHE, president and CEO, and Dr. Bill Chasanov, DO, infectious disease physician, VP, chief officer of population heath, value-based care, physician-in-chie…

As the Delta variant of the coronavirus, currently the most common adaptation in the country, causes the number of cases to increase in Delaware and many other states, Gov. John Carney is urging the unvaccinated to get the shot without delay, or to be tested every week.

Ray Sander, president of the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG), this week expressed thanks to the DBG’s Sussex County vaccination clinic partners — the Sussex County Libraries’ Bookmobile, Beebe Healthcare and Sussex County EMS — who held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the gardens on Thursday…

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As the number of cases of the coronavirus increases in Delaware, the Division of Public Health is offering vaccinations at the Delaware State Fair through Saturday, July 31, with the Pfizer vaccine available for those 12 or older, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for those 18 or older.

Gov. John Carney and Dr. Karyl Rattay, director of the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) recently marked Delaware reaching 70 percent of adults with at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine:

During the last of his weekly press briefings — 15 months after they began in March 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic began — Gov. John Carney evaluated what state officials did particularly well and how they could have done better.

Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) have announced the list of community vaccination sites and pop-up testing sites throughout Delaware this week. Vaccination locations include walk-in community vaccination events…

Reaching President Joe Biden’s goal of getting 70 percent of adults 18 or older vaccinated against COVID-19 at least once by July 4 is possible, but questionable, in Delaware.

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Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) have announced the list of community vaccination sites and pop-up testing sites throughout Delaware this week.