The grant will help Delawareans who struggle to find ways to manage conditions such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis. (Unsplash)

$675,000 awarded to educate patients with chronic diseases

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

A $675,000 grant from the Administration for Community Living will go toward educating older homebound Delawareans who struggle to find ways to manage conditions such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis. The grant was awarded to Education Health Research International (EHRI), the non-profit arm of the Milford Wellness Village. “This is a quality of life …

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

Betsy Price Headlines, 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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Carney tests positive for COVID-19

Betsy Price Headlines

  Gov. John Carney announced Monday night that he tested positive for COVID-19 through an at-home antigen test. He took the test after experiencing mild symptoms. He is now isolating, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend. “I am feeling well and will continue to work remotely, but unfortunately will have to miss a few in-person events,” Carney …

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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations drop a bit during last week

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  The number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations dropped slightly in the last week as the CDC said 78% of those eligible for vaccines have had at least one shot and the state authorized boosters for a wide group of people. The state has had 130,444 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday morning. The seven-day average of new positive …

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Case backlog, hope for rent assistance keep Delaware eviction filings low

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

Landlords may be waiting to see how rental assistance programs can help before filing for eviction.   Two weeks after the federal eviction moratorium ended on Aug. 26, Delaware has not yet seen a significant spike in eviction filings.  Some experts say that could be yet to come.  A backlog of eviction cases and the availability of hundreds of millions …

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As Delta cases rise, Carney sets COVID-19 press conference Thursday

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

This Abbott Laboratories at-home COVID-19 test kit is available at Delaware libraries.   With COVID-19 cases once again shooting up thanks to the Delta variant, Gov. John Carney has set a COVID-19 briefing Thursday. He and Dr. Karyl Rattay, director of the Division of Public Health, will speak online at 11:30 a.m. See it here. Carney had canceled his weekly …

Delaware schools plan to help students with summer and other programs.

State pays $15 million for COVID testing company to work with schools

Betsy Price Education, Headlines, Health

A new program will check teaches and students for COVID-19, even if they don’t have symptoms.   Delaware will pay $15 million for the Quidel Corp. to provide routine COVID-19 testing, processing and reporting for Delaware teachers and students who have no virus symptoms. In many cases, a Delaware Division of Public Health press release said, Quidel’s rapid antigen tests …