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State tells unvaccinated people to test weekly; testing kits now at libraries

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Most libraries have take-home testing kits that anyone can get, starting today. You do not need a library card to get one.   The state of Delaware is recommending that unvaccinated people get tested weekly for the COVID-19 virus. In a press release issued Tuesday, the state also said those who are not vaccinated should be tested five to seven …

Delaware schools plan to help students with summer and other programs.

State pays $15 million for COVID testing company to work with schools

Betsy Price Education, Headlines, Health

A new program will check teaches and students for COVID-19, even if they don’t have symptoms.   Delaware will pay $15 million for the Quidel Corp. to provide routine COVID-19 testing, processing and reporting for Delaware teachers and students who have no virus symptoms. In many cases, a Delaware Division of Public Health press release said, Quidel’s rapid antigen tests …

The state said Friday that the first Delaware child has died from COVID-19.

Delaware announces first child has died from COVID-19

Betsy Price Government, Headlines, Health

With new COVID-19 cases trending up after the December holidays, Delaware health officials have announced a child has died from COVID-19. It’s the first pediatric death and involved a child under the age of 5 from New Castle County who also had “a significant number” of other conditions. The state said in a press release it would not release any …