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State to perform quarterly audits of COVID relief, infrastructure funds

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo by Utah778/Getty Images Pro. Delaware has set aside more than $3 million to audit agencies and nonprofit organizations that receive funding from federal infrastructure and COVID relief bills.  The state will perform quarterly reviews of agencies and organizations receiving funds to monitor the efficacy of investments and ensure compliance. Behind those efforts is Claire DeMatteis, senior counsel and special …

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Digital vaccine cards now come with convenient QR code

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

Photo by Seb_ra/Getty Images. Individuals vaccinated in Delaware will now have access to a QR code when downloading their COVID-19 vaccination record. The digital COVID-19 vaccination card now includes the QR code and is available through the DelVAX Public Portal, a site where those who were vaccinated in Delaware can access their immunization records.  When the person accesses their COVID-19 …

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As COVID cases rise, Del. Dept. of Education hosts mask-free party

Charles Megginson Education, Government, Headlines

Delaware Department of Education (DDOE)/Facebook On the same day that the first four cases of the highly contagious COVID-19 omicron variant were confirmed in Delaware, staff from the state’s Department of Education hosted a mask-free party for outgoing education secretary Susan Bunting.  The department is now facing growing outrage after images of the event posted on its own Facebook account …

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Lawsuits against Carney aim to ‘restore religious freedom forever in Delaware’

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Townsend Free Will Baptist Church in Townsend, Del. Two pastors have announced separate lawsuits against Gov. John Carney in the Delaware Court of Chancery. A 92-page complaint made public Tuesday night alleges that Carney’s Emergency Orders throughout the first 14 weeks of the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 denied the pastors their absolute religious freedoms on 29 separate occasions. Behind the …

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Pastors to sue Gov. Carney over future emergency worship restrictions

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Pastor Alan Hines of Townsend Church and Pastor David Landow of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Wilmington will announce a lawsuit against Gov. John Carney on Dec. 1 aimed at barring future emergency orders on churches. Photo by Shelagh Murphy on Pexels. Two pastors on Dec. 1 will announce a lawsuit against Gov. John Carney relating to his pandemic-era restrictions on …

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Utility workers’ vaccine meeting unleashes anti-government ire

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A panel of union members, parents, advocates and a state representative speak before 400 people at the Nur Shrine Center in New Castle. Left to Right: Linemen Jeremy Malin, Colin Lamb, Caleb Thomston, two parents, Abraxas Hudson of Delaware MFA, Rep. Steve Smyk, R-Milton. A meeting called by electrical workers to build momentum in their fight against a federal vaccine …

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Children ages 5-11 now eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

Children ages 5 through 11 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine in Delaware. Photo courtesy of the Delaware Division of Public Health. Children ages 5 through 11 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine in Delaware. The Delaware Division of Public Health announced Wednesday that providers can begin administering the vaccine immediately.  The …

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Del. announces first 2 cases of flu and encourages vaccines

Ken Mammarella Headlines, Health

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Delaware today announced the season’s first confirmed cases of influenza: a Kent County child under age 5, infected with influenza strain B, who was hospitalized, and a 26-year-old Sussex County woman, with influenza strain A, who was not hospitalized. Neither individual had received the flu vaccine, Delaware Division of Public Health pointed out. The division used the …

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Fewer masks = more colds. Be tested to be sure what you have

Daniel Larlham Jr. Headlines, Health

  Health officials say anyone with an upper respiratory infection should be tested to see whether it’s COVID-19. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels   “Frat flu” and “freshman flu” are two terms making a comeback on the University of Delaware campus in Newark. Those descriptions for a simple cold or flu are being bandied about again after taking a hiatus last …

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Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – August 12, 2021

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom. From here, you can scroll through the pdf, forward and backward, zoom in or out in 10% increments, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”https://townsquaredelaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/TSD-Aug-12-2021.pdf” title=”TSD Aug 12-2021″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Hockessin’s Chinese Festival returns with events, food moved outside …