Rapid COVID-19 Testing for Providers in Group Homes for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Test administered in the provider-managed setting by a trained staff member using a shallow nasal swab NEW CASTLE (January 21, 2021) – The Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS) in partnership with the Division of Public Health (DPH) is…

Delaware Surpasses 1,000 Total Deaths Related to COVID-19; New Positive Cases Remain Elevated

DOVER (Jan. 15, 2021) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is providing an update on the most recent statistics related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Delaware, as of 6 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021. A total of 1,002 Delawareans …

DPH Presents 2020 State Health Improvement Plan Progress Report and Hosts Virtual Roundtables

The public and health stakeholders are invited to engage in two virtual roundtables to further refine the 2020 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) Progress Report. The annual SHIP report describes how the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and t…

First $700,000 in Opioid Impact Fee Funding Allocated for Treatment of Substance Use Disorder

DOVER – Revenue from a new opioid impact fee created by the Delaware General Assembly in 2019 will be used to prevent overdose deaths and provide new services to those seeking treatment for their substance use disorder, the Delaware Department of Healt…

Enrollment on Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace Increases More Than 5% For Coverage in 2021

NEW CASTLE (Dec. 23, 2020) – Enrollment on Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace increased more than 5% during the open enrollment period that ended Dec. 15. From Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, a total of 25,260 Delawareans signed up for 2021 coverage…

Governor Carney, DPH Announce Delaware’s Plan to Distribute the COVID-19 Vaccine

DOVER (Dec. 12, 2020) – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced Delaware’s plans to distribute the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine that was granted Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food & Drug Adminis…

Delaware Division of Public Health Announces Availability of Free Mail-Order Naloxone

DOVER, DE (DEC. 11, 2020) – The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ (DHSS) Division of Public Health (DPH) announced Friday that Delawareans struggling with addiction can now order free naloxone by mail. Increasing access to naloxone is …

Delaware Division of Public Health Announces Availability of Free Mail-Order Naloxone

DOVER, DE (DEC. 11, 2020) – The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ (DHSS) Division of Public Health (DPH) announced Friday that Delawareans struggling with addiction can now order free naloxone by mail. Increasing access to naloxone is …

Individual, Groups, Businesses to Receive Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards at Jan. 18 Virtual Ceremony

NEW CASTLE (Dec. 10, 2020) Twenty-one individuals, seven groups and two businesses will be honored with the 2020 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award during a virtual ceremony at 7 p.m. Jan. 18, 2021. The recipients will be recognized for significant…

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: DPH Receives Ultra-Cold Storage Unit, Finalizes Recommendations on Initial Allocation

he Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced that the shipment of an ultra-cold storage unit arrived at the DPH warehouse on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The storage unit will be used to safely store Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which requires controlled stor…

Delaware Emitira Beneficios de Emergencia para Novembre a los Hogares Elegibles de SNAP, TANF, y Asistencia General

NEW CASTLE (23 de noviembre de 2020) – La División de Servicios Sociales de Delaware emitirá beneficios de emergencia para noviembre a los hogares elegibles como parte de la continua respuesta del estado a la crisis de salud pública de COVID-19. Los be…

Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing Sites

State agencies encourage COVID-19 testing WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) announced the list of community testing sites throughout Delaware this …

Relief Fund’s Community Resiliency Fund Applications Due Nov. 15

NEW CASTLE (Nov. 13, 2020) – The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is reminding community- and faith-based 501c3 charitable organizations that primarily serve low-income and/or racial or ethnic minority populations in Kent or Sussex count…