COVID-19 vaccines for kids 6 months to 5 years ready in Del.

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Health

Delaware’s pre-ordered COVID-19 vaccines for ages 6 months through 5 years old were expected to start arriving Monday, June 20. They will go to medical providers who pre-ordered them, but not all did. Parents of those children should be able to have the kids vaccinated starting Tuesday, the Division of Public Health announced, after the drugs were approved for emergency …

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Bayhealth employees face Feb. 28 vaccine deadline

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Bayhealth‚Äôs Sussex County campus   About one-tenth of Bayhealth Medical Center‚Äôs 4,100 employees have asked for an medical or religious exemption so they don‚Äôt have to take a COVID-19 vaccine. Most were for religious exemptions, and not many have been granted, based on federal guidelines about who qualifies, said Shana D. Ross, vice president of Human Resources, and Kevin Snyder, …

New Delaware COVID-19 cases levels off; other stats rise

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Health

      The number of new COVID-19 cases in Delaware remain steady, but deaths rose dramatically last week, partly because of a review of records. The seven-day average of new positive cases dropped to 450.9 as of Thursday afternoon, down two from last week, as the percentage of total positive tests rose slightly, according to the weekly wrap-up from …

Hundreds gather to protest ChristianaCare’s vaccine mandate

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines, Health

More than 350 people gathered on Churchman’s Road Saturday in front of ChristianaCare’s sign, and more were arriving by the minute.   More than 350 people gathered at the Churchman’s Road entrance to ChristianaCare’s campus Saturday morning to protest the health system’s requirement that all employees must be vaccinated. Members of the crowd stretched down the road on both sides …

New COVID cases numbers flatten, deaths decrease as vaccine sprint continues

Betsy PriceGovernment & Politics, Headlines, Health

      Delaware’s number of new COVID-19 cases flattened out in recent weeks and the number of deaths has decreased, but the number of hospitalizations rose, the state said Friday. Gov. John Carney also announced Friday he has extended his emergency order another month, and that the state will reopen a rental assistance program for those whose income has …