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Carney: Universal indoor mask mandate in effect 8 a.m. Tuesday

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

As of Tuesday, masks are required in all public indoor settings like shops, gyms and stores. Gov. John Carney announced Monday he will institute a mask mandate that requires Delaware residents to wear them in all public indoor settings In a new revision to the State of Emergency declaration, he also extended the school mask requirement and will deploy more …

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Some patients being transferred to nursing homes will be COVID-positive

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

On average, one out of every four Delawareans who tests for COVID-19 is testing positive, Gov. John Carney said during his weekly briefing Tuesday afternoon.  That is, in part, a result of increased testing in the state — although Carney also blamed the surge on holiday gatherings and the highly contagious omicron variant.  Approximately half of the state’s cases are …

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Biden appoints Delaware’s former adjutant general to USO Board

Karen James Government, Headlines

AMONG RETIRED US. ARMY MAJOR GENERAL FRANCIS “FRANK” D. VAVALA’S MANY PROJECTS IS HELPING FORM A MILITARY HIGH SCHOOL IN SUSSEX COUNTY. Photo by Capt. Brendan Mackie/U.S. Army A former adjutant general for the Delaware National Guard has been appointed by President Biden to serve on the Board of Governors for the USO. Retired US. Army Major General Francis “Frank” …

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Guard offering free medical, dental, eye exams in Dover through Sunday

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

The National Guard’s Innovative Readiness Training programwill offer medical, dental, optometric and mental health exams for free in Dover.   Nearly 250 National Guard service members from several states have been deployed to Dover on a training mission that will simultaneously provide no-cost medical services to residents who are uninsured, underinsured or simply in need of care.  Pop-up clinics focusing …