Updated COVID-19 Vaccines for Everyone 6 Months and Older Expected in Delaware Within Next Week

The updated COVID-19 vaccines will soon be available at pharmacies, health care providers, state public health clinics, federally qualified health

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Investments Totaling Nearly $6 Million To Focus On Communities Hardest Hit During Pandemic

These funds will aid people who have been most negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.DOVER, DE (DNTV): On Monday, over

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FDA Authorizes Changes To Simplify Use Of Bivalent mRNA Covid-19 Vaccines

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 bivalent

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What You need To Know About COVID-19 Treatment Options

DOVER, DE  (DNTV): The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) saw a decrease in case rates and hospitalizations from COVID-19

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Mask mandate requires masks to be worn in schools regardless of vaccination status

“There's no higher priority than getting all Delaware children back in their classrooms full-time this fall,” said Governor Carney. WILMINGTON (DE)

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COVID-19 appeared in Wuhan, a city in China, in December 2019.

Although health officials are still tracing the exact source of this new coronavirus, early hypotheses thought it may be linked to a seafood market in Wuhan, China. Some people who visited the market developed viral pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus. A study that came out on Jan. 25, 2020, notes that the individual with the first reported case became ill on Dec. 1, 2019, and had no link to the seafood market. Investigations are ongoing as to how this virus originated and spread. The virus can spread from an infected person’s mouth or nose in small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe. These particles range from larger respiratory droplets to smaller aerosols. It is important to practice respiratory etiquette, for example by coughing into a flexed elbow, and to stay home and self-isolate until you recover if you feel unwell.

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. 

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. Most common symptoms are fever, cough, tiredness, loss of taste or smell. Less common symptoms are sore throat, headache, aches and pains, Diarrhea, a rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes, red or irritated eyes. Serious symptoms are difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, loss of speech or mobility, or confusion, chest pain. Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the disease and how the virus spreads.

Protect yourself and others from infection by staying at least 1 metre apart from others, wearing a properly fitted mask, and washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently. Get vaccinated when it’s your turn and follow local guidance. The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).


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As Reopen Delaware continue their protests against Governor Carney, many question the groups message

The stay-at-home wars have begun all over the United States. The battle began in Lansing,

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Protesters demand Governor Carney to reopen Delaware without restrictions

"Restricting access to our beaches is unconstitutional, and they should be ashamed of themselves and

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Dec 7
Wuhan, China
A New Infectious Disease

In late December 2019, people in Wuhan, China began to get sick with a previously unknown pneumonia, marking the beginning of a new infectious disease, later identified as a new type of coronavirus.

Dec 31
Wuhan, China
China Reports Pneumonia

China reports pneumonia of an unknown cause in Wuhan, China, to the World Health Organization Country Office.

Later on, China reports first 41 cases of COVID-19 to the World Health Organization.

Jan 7
Atlanta, GA
CDC Establishes Management Center

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention establishes the Coronavirus Incident Management System.

Jan 20
Everett, Washington
First U.S. Coronavirus Case

First U.S. coronavirus case is reported in Washington State.

Jan 23
Wuhan, China
Wuhan On Lockdown

China puts Wuhan on lockdown.

Jan 30
Geneva, Switzerland
Public Health Emergency Declared

World Health Organization declares a Global Public Health Emergency. CDC identifies person-to-person transmission in the United States.

Jan 31
Washington, DC
DHSS Declares Health Emergency

Department of Health and Human Services declares a public health emergency for the United States to aid the nation's healthcare community in responding to the coronavirus.

Feb 02
The Philippines
First death outside China

First death outside China due to COVID-19 occurs in the Philippines.

Mar 11
State Of Delaware
First Delaware Case Reported

Delaware’s Division of Public Health announced that a 50-year-old University of Delaware staffer was the first to test positive for COVID-19.

Mar 12
State Of Delaware
State Of Emergency Issued

Delaware Gov. John Carney issued a state of emergency, limiting gatherings to 100 or fewer people. Three additional coronavirus cases – all tied to the university staff member – were announced.

Mar 13
State Of Delaware
Schools Ordered Closed

Gov. Carney orders schools to close for the next two weeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Mar 14
State Of Delaware
Two More From U.D. Tests Positive

Two New Castle County residents, also from the University of Delaware community, tested positive

Mar 15
State Of Delaware
Gatherings Of 50 Or More Banned

Gov. Carney banned all gatherings of 50 or more people and limited restaurants to takeout service only. He also ordered the closure of the state’s casinos.

Mar 19
State Of Delaware
Hospitals Tighten Visitations

With the statewide number of positive cases at 30, Delaware’s hospitals tightened visitation. Bayhealth said no visitors would be allowed unless they met some outlined exceptions

Mar 21
State Of Delaware
Beaches Ordered Closed

Gov. Carney orders the closure of Delaware beaches after seeing large clusters of beach goers enjoying the warm weather.

Mar 22
State Of Delaware
Stay-At-Home Order Issued

Gov. Carney issues a stay-at-home order and released a list of essential businesses that could remain open. The non-essential businesses were directed to close, starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24.

Mar 26
State Of Delaware
First COVID-19 Deaths Reported

Delaware announced its first two COVID-19 deaths, a 66-year-old Sussex resident and a 86-year-old New Castle County man. Both, the state said, had underlying conditions.

Mar 29
State Of Delaware
Travelers To Quarantine

Gov. Carney ordered all travelers to Delaware to quarantine themselves for 14 days

Apr 01
State Of Delaware
Public Gatherings Restricted

Gov. John Carney ordered that Delawareans to limit public gatherings, including funerals, to 10 people in his latest change to the state of emergency declaration.

Apr 07
State Of Delaware
National Guard Activated

The Delaware National Guard has been called on to create a field hospital to alleviate demands on downstate hospitals

Apr 24
State Of Delaware
School Buildings To Remain Closed

Gov. John Carney announced that school buildings would remain closed for the rest of the school year. It also meant that the spring high school sports season was completely canceled.

Apr 25
State Of Delaware
Delawareans Ordered To Mask Up

Gov. Carney ordered Delawareans to wear face coverings in public, including places such as grocery stores. The modification to the State of Emergency began on Tuesday, April 28.

Jun 15
State Of Delaware
Businesses To Begin Capacity

Certain businesses began to increase capacity and larger public gatherings were allowed as Delaware entered the second phase of its reopening plan and recovery from the long shutdown.

Jun 27
State Of Delaware
DHSS Announces Contact Tracing

The state announces the soft launch of its contact tracing effort

Aug 10
State Of Delaware
$40 Million In Mortgage Assistance

Citing the fears of many Delawareans challenged to make rent and mortgage payments during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, state leaders announced that $40 million in assistance is now available for those most affected.

Sep 01
State Of Delaware
Bars Resume With Restrictions

Bars in Delaware’s beach communities can resume service this weekend with restrictions, the Delaware Division of Public Health announced on Tuesday

Sep 03
State Of Delaware
Long Term Care Visitations Resume

The Department of Health and Social Services announce it will begin approving plans for indoor visitation at Delaware’s long-term care facilities.

Sep 15
State Of Delaware
COVID Alert Ap Launched

State launches COVID Alert DE mobile app.

Oct 01
State Of Delaware
Students Protest at DOE

Parents, students rally to reopen school buildings outside of the Delaware Department of Education.

Nov 17
State Of Delaware
Restrictions Stregnthens

State strengthens restrictions: The new guidelines lowered the capacity for indoor dining at restaurants from 60% to 30%. All other indoor gatherings outside of homes must also be limited to 30% of the venue’s stated fire capacity, up to a cap of 50 people

Dec 01
State Of Delaware
State Lays Out Vaccine Plans

State lays out plans for COVID-19 vaccine, with high-risk workers in health and patient care settings set to be the first to receive the vaccine.

Dec 03
State Of Delaware
New Stay-At-Home Advisory

Gov. John Carney and the DHSS announced a new stay-at-home advisory. The directive strongly advises all Delawareans to avoid gathering indoors with anyone outside their household from Dec. 14 through Jan. 11 “to interrupt the dangerous winter surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Delaware.”

Dec 10
State Of Delaware
Restaurant restrictions Strengthens

As Delaware broke its record for COVID-19 hospitalizations for the third day in a row on Thursday, state officials announced new restrictions, including a 10 p.m. curfew for bars and restaurants.

Dec 14
State Of Delaware
State Receives First Vaccine Shipment

Delaware received its first shipment of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Dec 15 & 16
State Of Delaware
Bayhealth Administers Vaccine

Bayhealth received the state’s first 975 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and began administering shots.

Dec 30
State Of Delaware
Covid-19 1b Vaccine Plan Revised

More essential workers and individuals who are 65 years or older have been added to the state’s Phase 1B group for its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Dec 10
State Of Delaware
Schools Return To Hybrid Instruction

Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health and the Delaware Department of Education Tuesday urged the state’s schools to return to hybrid instruction, a mix of remote and in-person learning.

The state also lifted the 10 p.m. curfew placed on bars and restaurants while also allowing sports to resume with restrictions

Jan 22
State Of Delaware
56K Sign Up For Vaccine

More than 56,000 requests were successfully submitted after the Delaware Division of Public Health launched a system for individuals to request an appointment at COVID-19 vaccination events

Jan 29
State Of Delaware
COVID Variants Confirmed

The state’s first three cases of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B117, were confirmed by the Delaware Division of Public Health on Friday.

Feb 19
State Of Delaware
Indoor Gatherings Increase

As Delaware’s COVID-19 statistics continue their downward trend, the state increased indoor gathering limits

Feb 28
State Of Delaware
State Prepares For J & J Vaccine

State prepares for a shipment of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine that was granted Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

Mar 08
State Of Delaware
More Sign Up For Vaccine Events

More than 56,000 requests were successfully submitted after the Delaware Division of Public Health launched a system for individuals to request an appointment at COVID-19 vaccination events

May 21
State Of Delaware
Social Distancing Ends For Some

Social distancing ends for fully vaccinated individuals, and all indoor facilities are able to increase capacity to 100%

May 25
State Of Delaware
Governor Launches DE Wins!

In an effort to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates, Delaware launched an incentive program on Tuesday called “DE Wins!” featuring prizes like vacations, scholarships, tickets to various events, gift cards, state park passes and more.

Jul 01
State Of Delaware
70% Of Adults Vaccinated

Delaware hit 70% of adults vaccinated against COVID-19, hitting President Joe Biden’s goal before his target date of July 4

Jul 13
State Of Delaware
State Of Emergency Ends

Delaware's state of emergency expires.

Aug 16
State Of Delaware
Mask Restrictions For Schools

An indoor mask requirement for everyone kindergarten-age and older in K-12 schools and child care centers goes into effect today, regardless of vaccination status. Districts plan to have a full in-person opening.

Aug 29
State Of Delaware
Protests Over Masking In Schools

Protests over masking in schools played out in school board meetings all across the state over the past two weeks

Nov 03
State Of Delaware
Providers Begin Administering Doses

Delaware’s vaccine providers can begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine to children ages 5-11, the Delaware Division of Public Health announced Wednesday.

Jan 03
State Of Delaware
State Of Emergency Reinstated

Delaware reenters a State of Emergency, and mobilizes the National Guard to help hospitals during COVID-19 surge

Jan 10
State Of Delaware
Masking Once Again Required

Delawareans are required to mask up once again in indoor public settings, per a revision to the State of Emergency declaration signed by Gov. John Carney on Monday.

Feb 10
State Of Delaware
Masking Requirements Ends

Delaware's second indoor mask mandate ends. The most recent masking requirement will have lasted 39 days when it expires — much shorter than the first mandate, which was in effect for 388 days from April 2020 to May 2021.

Mar 02
State Of Delaware
School Masking Requirements Ends

Masking will no longer be required by the state of Delaware in K-12 schools, on school buses or in child care facilities after 6 this evening

Mar 11
State Of Delaware
Two Years In Pandemic

Delaware marks two years since the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the state.