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

Charlie 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 …

State launches number housebound can call to be vaccinated at home

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Delaware has started a service that allow those who can’t travel to be vaccinated at home. The state of Delaware has created a toll-free phone number that residents who can’t travel because of disability, age or several illness can call to arrange for a COVID-19 vaccination or booster shot at home. The Department of Health and Social Services is partnering …

State greenhouse to sell poinsettias starting Monday

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The annual poinsettia sale at the state greenhouse in New Castle County will include some specialty colors, including hot pink and cinnamon.   The greenhouse on the Department of Health and Human Services’ New Castle County campus will start selling a variety of poinsettias Monday, Nov. 29. They will be available in red, white, pink and multiple specialty colors, including …