Delawareans line up at DelTech in Dover to be tested before the Thanksgiving break.

Delaware to close Curative COVID-19 test sites

Staff Writer Headlines, Health

Delaware’s COVID-19 testing partner Curative Inc. will not renew its contract with the state when it expires in two weeks. Wednesday, Dec. 28 will be the last day for Curative test site collection.  Other Curative sites, such as the one located at the University of Delaware, have already closed. The last day for Curative testing at Delaware State Service Centers …

Carney sets COVID briefing Thursday; no plans for mass testing

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

DHSS released this photo Wednesday afternoon showing a long line for testing at Caesar Rodney High School. As COVID-19 cases rise and demands for more testing increase, Gov. John Carney will hold a virtual press briefing at 12:45 p.m. Thursday about Delaware’s response to COVID-19.  The Delaware Division of Public Health also said there are no plans now for mass …

State tells unvaccinated people to test weekly; testing kits now at libraries

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

This Abbott Laboratories at-home COVID-19 test kit is available at Delaware libraries. The state of Delaware is recommending that unvaccinated people get tested weekly for the COVID-19 virus. In a press release issued Tuesday, the state also said those who are not vaccinated should be tested five to seven days after being exposed to someone with COVID-19 and that they …

Friday’s COVID-19 numbers illustrate continuing decline in COVID-19 cases

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  And the good news keeps coming. On Friday, 51 people were hospitalized in Delaware because of COVID-19. And only 48 new cases were reported on a seven-day average. The numbers illustrate the decline in the number of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths. As of Thursday, a state Division of Public Health press release said, there have been 109,005 positive …

Delaware’s vaccine goal in June: Adding 17,000 more people

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines, Health

    Delaware wants to vaccinate 17,000 people between now and July 4 to meet the goal President Joe Biden has set to have 70% of the population vaccinated by the Fourth of July. Gov. John Carney says that means the state needs to vaccinate about 5,000 people a week for the next month. “And celebrate Independence Day like no …