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7 named to state Women’s Hall of Fame

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Seven women, ranging from a Black early 1900s suffragette and political activist to the doctor who oversaw Delaware’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, have been named to the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame. They were chosen from more than 50 applicants received by the Office of Women’s Advancement and Advocacy and the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame Committee, said …

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Here’s how to ditch expired, unused medicine Saturday

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

    Delaware residents can discard their expired or unused medications — as well as needles — Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at a variety of places around the state. Delaware’s version of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is designed to reduce the chances of people misusing prescriptions, accidentally or deliberately. The event, run by the state …

State sets May 3 memorial ceremony for COVID dead

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

A memorial tree and plaque will be unveiled during a Delaware COVID-19 memorial ceremony. Photo by Pascal Muller/Unsplash   The state will hold a memorial ceremony May 3 to remember the Delaware parents, siblings, children and friends  and those who have died so far because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and those whose lives have been affected by those losses. It …

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State: Students should be tested for COVID after spring break

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

    With COVID-19 cases rising again, the state Division of Public Health and Department of Education are asking parents to have their children tested the day before they return to the classroom. Spring break for most Delaware schools will occur the week of April 18. Families can use over-the-counter tests — which some schools gave to student families during …

Delaware's flu season has been very mild this year.

Kent woman becomes state’s first flu death of 21-22 season

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The Department of Public Health announced the first flu death of the year Tuesday. A 54-year-0ld Kent County woman became the first person in Delaware to die of the flu this season, the Delaware Division of Public Health announced Tuesday. She had underlying health conditions and was not vaccinated before dying of influenza A, the division said. It does not …

New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations seem to plateau in Delaware

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  New COVID-19 cases in Delaware seem to have plateaued and maybe even dropped a bit, Gov. John Carney said during a Tuesday press conference. In recent weeks, new cases often were in the upper 2,000s or into the 3,000s. As of Monday, the state was seeing 2,514.9 new cases per day over a seven-day average, a drop from most …

State OKs vaccine boosters for ages 12 to 15

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  The Delaware Division of Public Health on Thursday said that those aged 12 to 15 may be given booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, as long as their original shots were with Pfizer and were at least five months ago. The state’s move follows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control’s approval this week  to …

Delaware confirms 4 cases of Omicron; 1,079 new COVID cases Friday

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The Delaware  Division of Public Health has found first four cases of the Omicron variant among Delaware residents, it announced Friday. The four cases involve two adults in their 30s, a teenager and a child under the age of 10, all residents of New Castle County. Two individuals were fully vaccinated and two were unvaccinated. None of the individuals had …

COVID update: Still no Omicron; no indoor mask mandate planned

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  It’s just a matter of time before the Omicron variant of COVID-19 shows up in Delaware, state officials say. The virus strain has been found in surrounding states, but has not yet been detected in Delaware, said Dr. Karyl Rattay, director of the Division of Public Health. And they’ve looked. The state lab routinely pulls random samples of positive …

Want to drive Monster Mile? Get a vaccine there Oct. 16-17

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Health

Photo from Dover International Speedway   If you’ve ever dreamed of driving around the Monster Mile, the Delaware Division of Public Health wants to make your dream come true.  The only catch? You’ll have to get vaccinated. The ‘Race to End Covid’ vaccination drive is DPH’s latest scheme to convince vaccine-hesitant Delawareans to get the jab.  Individuals who pre-register to …