Bayhealth to require vaccines for all staff

Headlines, Health

by Terry Rogers     Bayhealth must now require all staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine As many hospitals began requiring all staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19, Bayhealth was one of the few healthcare systems who allowed their staff to either be vaccinated or submit to weekly tests under the recommended CDC guidelines. With a recent ruling by the …

Bayhealth to require vaccines for all staff

Health

by Terry Rogers     Bayhealth is now requiring all employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine under new federal regulations As many hospitals began requiring all staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19, Bayhealth was one of the few healthcare systems who allowed their staff to either be vaccinated or submit to weekly tests under the recommended CDC guidelines. With a …

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City Offices closed to the public through January

Government, Headlines

by Terry Rogers     City of Milford offices are closed to the public for the month of January due to staffing shortages and the COVID-19 spike The City of Milford has announced that their offices will be closed to the public throughout the month of January. “We closed buildings to the public for two reasons,” Mark Whitfield, City Manager, …

USPS delays blamed on high volume, weather and COVID

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by Terry Rogers Weather, COVID-19 and a high volume of mailpieces are causing mail delivery delays in Milford. Several residents in the Milford area continue to report mail delays, some claiming they had not received mail for more than a week. “I’ve had one delivery since January 1,” David Verkade said on social media. “In that timeframe, informed delivery said …

Gov. Carney declares state of emergency over omicron wave

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Delaware will be under a state of emergency effective Jan. 3, 2022. (Getty Images/Kameleon007) Gov. John Carney on Thursday declared a state of emergency to address the highly contagious COVID-19 omicron variant.  The state of emergency will take effect Jan. 3, 2022 and is not expected to have any immediate impact on businesses. He announced the declaration during a virtual …

DNREC to close facilities, reduce hours due to omicron variant

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Several activities and facilities will be closed or operate under reduced hours throughout January due to the COVID-19 omicron variant. (Pixabay/LifeOfPix) Citing a surge in coronavirus cases driven by the highly contagious omicron variant, DNREC has announced that it will close or reduce hours for several public activities and facilities. While state parks, nature and wildlife areas continue to be …

Delaware sees 1,000+ new COVID-19 cases four days in a row

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Delaware broke its all-time record for new daily cases of COVID-19. One day later, it broke the record again. Photo by Sam Johnson/Pixabay. The day after Delaware broke its all-time record for new daily cases of COVID-19, the record was broken again. On Christmas Eve, 1,587 Delawareans tested positive for the virus. The previous state record was 1,393 on Dec. …

Delaware sees 1,000+ new COVID-19 cases four days in a row

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Delaware broke its all-time record for new daily cases of COVID-19. One day later, it broke the record again. Photo by Sam Johnson/Pixabay. The day after Delaware broke its all-time record for new daily cases of COVID-19, the record was broken again. On Christmas Eve, 1,587 Delawareans tested positive for the virus. The previous state record was 1,393 on Dec. …

Mama Maria’s to giveaway gift bags to thank the community

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On December 23, Mama Maria’s will giveaway 1500 pannetone similar to this as a thank you to the community by Terry Rogers   In April 2020, in the very early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Franco and Sal Laragione, owners of Mama Maria’s in Milford and Dewey Beach, began giving away meal kits at no cost to help those who …

Sussex County hospitals such as Bayhealth in Milford are at their 'high water' marks for COVID patients.

Bayhealth discusses Sussex County growth, COVID and staffing

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Bayhealth Sussex Campus discussed COVID-19, staffing issues and the growth of Sussex County at a recent meeting At a recent meeting of Milford Conversation, a group of organizations and businesses that gather each month to discuss the Milford area, Stacy Naylor, Physician Recruiter for Bayhealth, talked about how the medical facility had managed through the COVID-19 pandemic, Milford’s growth and …