UPDATE: Delaware announces Health Care Relief Fund

This story has been updated with new information. WILMINGTON — The state is using $100 million of CARES Act money to create a Health Care Relief Fund to support Delaware health care providers through the COVID-19 crisis, Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services announced on Tuesday. The fund will […]

Does the flu vaccine affect my chances of getting COVID-19?

From the Associated Press “Viral Questions” series: Does the flu vaccine affect my chances of getting COVID-19? The flu vaccine protects you from seasonal influenza, not the coronavirus — but avoiding the flu is especially important this year.Health officials and medical groups are urging people to get either the flu shot or nasal spray, so […]

UK to infect healthy volunteers in vaccine research trial

LONDON (AP) — U.K. researchers are preparing to infect healthy young volunteers with the virus that causes COVID-19, becoming the first to announce plans to use the controversial technique to study the disease and potentially speed up development of a vaccine that could help end the pandemic. This type of research, known as a human […]

Covid hospitalizations rise in Delaware, all school categories now ‘yellow’

DOVER — The number of individuals in Delaware hospitals with COVID-19 remained above the 100-mark for the 12th consecutive day, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s daily report on Monday. The state is averaging 11.1 daily hospitalizations per 100,000 people, which puts that category in the “yellow” for Delaware’s criteria to reopen schools. […]

Dover Public Library set to reopen Nov. 3

DOVER — The Dover Public Library, with the exception of offering curbside service to patrons, has sat mostly dormant since it was closed to the public on March 14 at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it appears as if the library’s plan to reopen on Nov. 3 with limited hours and services will […]

Grant program aims to help Delaware, Maryland contract poultry growers

DOVER — Delaware and Maryland on Monday jointly announced a new grant program to assist contract poultry growers impacted by COVID-19. Because growers are technically contract employees, with the chickens owned by poultry companies, they are not eligible for federal Coronavirus Food Assistant Program funds. The program announced Monday is designed to benefit individuals who […]

Trump goes after Fauci, tries to buck up his campaign team

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump sought Monday to buck up his campaign staff two weeks from Election Day, dismissing the cautionary coronavirus advice of his scientific experts as well as polling showing him trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden across key battleground states. Trump was facing intense pressure to turn around his campaign, hoping […]

Move toward consistent COVID-19 testing sites continues

In recent weeks, Delaware has moved the focus of its COVID-19 testing operation to static sites with consistent hours at clinics, service centers and drug stores across the state. AJ Schall, director of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, said these new sites began coming on line in early September.“Part of it was, at the time, […]

DPH announces 147 new COVID-19 cases and 1 new death

DOVER — The Division of Public Health announced 147 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. Younger adults continue to make up the lion’s share of Delaware’s cases. Thirty-two percent of the cases statewide can be attributed to people between the ages of 18 and 34, while 23% can be attributed to those aged 35 to […]

Balancing act for Delaware child-care centers’ schooling needs

On Monday, students in the Appoquinimink School District are heading back to school. Learning Tree Academy, an early childhood education facility in Middletown, is preparing for what it will look like having students in school and at the center during a year shaded by coronavirus. “It’s a little bit nerve-wracking for us on that part […]

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