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COVID Alert DE Surpasses 50,000 Downloads of App
Date Posted: October 20, 2020


Governor Carney Announces Health Care Relief Fund 
Date Posted: October 20, 2020


DNREC Continues Working to Assess and Clean Up Oil Spill in Delaware Bay and Southern Beaches
Date Posted: October 20, 2020


Victrola Museum’s virtual Halloween program on Oct. 30, 2020
Date Posted: October 20, 2020


October 20, 2020: COVID-19 Briefing
Date Posted: October 20, 2020


DNREC Emergency Response Working to Control Oil Spill That Washed Ashore at Broadkill Beach
Date Posted: October 19, 2020


Deadline Extended until October 25 for Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards
Date Posted: October 19, 2020


Delaware Announces Grant Program for Contract Poultry Growers Impacted by COVID-19
Date Posted: October 19, 2020

Governor Carney Authorizes Delaware National Guard Cybersecurity Squadron to Support 2020 Election
Governor Carney Authorizes Delaware National Guard Cybersecurity Squadron to Support 2020 Election
Date Posted: October 16, 2020


Weekly COVID-19 Update Oct. 16, 2020: New Daily Cases, Hospitalizations Remain Elevated; Deaths Continue to Increase
Date Posted: October 16, 2020


DSHA Celebrates Grand Opening of Splash Laundromat, Presents DDD Rebate Check
Date Posted: October 16, 2020


Governor Carney Announces Expansion of DE Relief Small Business Program to $150M
Date Posted: October 15, 2020

Kayla Kosmalski
GACEC Newsletter Features Middletown Teenager
Date Posted: October 15, 2020


State Auditor Kathy McGuiness and Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro Partner for a Fraud Town Hall
Date Posted: October 14, 2020

Photo of re-enactors portraying the fighting at the Sunken Road during the Battle of Antietam.
“Civil War Band of Brothers” virtual program from The Old State House on Oct. 22, 2020
Date Posted: October 14, 2020


Beebe Healthcare Partners with Lewes Public Library, Delaware Libraries to Support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Date Posted: October 14, 2020


Delaware Waterfowl and Trout Stamp Art Winners Announced
Date Posted: October 14, 2020


Red Clay’s Kimberly Stock named 2021 Delaware Teacher of the Year
Date Posted: October 13, 2020

Overdose prevention training flyer
Overdose Medication Distribution Planned For Smyrna Wednesday
Date Posted: October 13, 2020


Gov. Carney: Delawareans for Educational Opportunity, DE NAACP Agreement Makes Significant Investment in DE Schools
Date Posted: October 12, 2020


Update to Lower and Higher Authority Appeals Deadlines
Date Posted: October 12, 2020


October 13, 2020: COVID-19 Briefing
Date Posted: October 12, 2020


Delaware Cancer Mortality Rates Decrease Between 2002-2006 & 2012-2016; Improvements Among Specific Races, Ethnicities
Date Posted: October 12, 2020


Learn about the History of Disability  in the Delaware Disability History and Awareness Month
Date Posted: October 12, 2020


Kent/Sussex 911 restored for AT&T customers
Date Posted: October 11, 2020


AT&T 911 cell outage in Kent & Sussex Counties
Date Posted: October 11, 2020


Nominations Open for Governor’s Volunteer Awards; Deadline is Oct. 18
Date Posted: October 10, 2020


Weekly Update Oct. 9: New Daily COVID-19 Cases Remain Updated in Delaware
Date Posted: October 9, 2020


Office of Highway Safety Launches Operation Crash Reduction & “New” ArriveAliveDE.com
Date Posted: October 8, 2020


Laurel Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty
Date Posted: October 8, 2020


Delaware Division of the Arts Welcomes Public Input on Strategic Plan
Date Posted: October 8, 2020

Smokey Bear at St. Anne's 2
Smokey visits St. Anne’s School for Fire Prevention Week
Date Posted: October 7, 2020


Delawareans Have More Options When Disposing of Unwanted Medications
Date Posted: October 6, 2020


Dover man indicted on two felonies after flashing gun at political rally
Date Posted: October 6, 2020


NC City Police Department Earns State Accreditation
Date Posted: October 6, 2020

All My Friends are Differently Abled and Nothing to Fear
October is Delaware Disability History and Awareness Month
Date Posted: October 6, 2020


October 6, 2020: COVID-19 Briefing
Date Posted: October 6, 2020


FEMA Mitigation Grants Application Period Open
Date Posted: October 5, 2020


DOJ secures Cohen LLC revocations
Date Posted: October 5, 2020


First round of DE Relief Grants helping 741 businesses with $25.7 million in funds
Date Posted: October 5, 2020


DPH Releases Halloween Guidance for Delaware Communities, Families
Date Posted: October 2, 2020


Weekly COVID-19 Update: New Daily Cases Remain Elevated this Week; Deaths, Hospitalizations Also Increase
Date Posted: October 2, 2020

Governor Carney Formally Extends State of Emergency
Governor Carney Formally Extends State of Emergency to Continue Fighting COVID-19
Date Posted: October 2, 2020


Former Wilmington officer sentenced to one year of probation for Official Misconduct
Date Posted: October 2, 2020


State of Delaware Announces School Testing Locations
Date Posted: October 2, 2020

Logo for the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
Video Explores Genetic Background of Eight White and Three Black People Who Lived in 1600s Delaware
Date Posted: October 2, 2020

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Flags to be lowered Sunday for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day
Date Posted: October 2, 2020


COVID Alert DE App Expands Partnership to New York, New Jersey
Date Posted: October 1, 2020


Extension Of The Delaware Contractor Registration Act
Date Posted: October 1, 2020


DelDOT Calls Attention to Employee Injuries, High Number of Overall Fatalities
Date Posted: October 1, 2020


Emergency Sirens To Be Tested Tuesday
Date Posted: October 1, 2020


Delaware Child Psychiatry Access Program Looks to Remove Barriers, Empower Primary Care Providers
Date Posted: October 1, 2020


Nature, Science, and Fun Featured in Outdoor Delaware Magazine – Now Online
Date Posted: October 1, 2020


Governor Carney, 11 Governors Release Joint Statement on Threats to American Democracy
Date Posted: September 30, 2020


[VIDEO] Governor Carney Receives Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee Report
Date Posted: September 30, 2020


Delaware Gets Approval to Extend Pandemic-EBT Benefits to Feed Children During COVID-19 Emergency
Date Posted: September 30, 2020


Attorney General Jennings Announces Multistate Settlement Over 2014 Anthem Data Breach
Date Posted: September 30, 2020


Delaware Integrates Prescription Monitoring Program Into Its Electronic Health Record System
Date Posted: September 30, 2020

Picture of the DTI logo
Join DTI For Cyber Security Awareness Month Events
Date Posted: September 30, 2020


Dental Coverage for Low-Income Adults in Delaware Begins Oct. 1
Date Posted: September 30, 2020


Additional Delaware Hunting Seasons Open in October
Date Posted: September 30, 2020


Investor Protection Unit Joins CFTC to Stop Nationwide Precious Metals IRA, Bullion Coin Scheme
Date Posted: September 29, 2020


DPH Partners With Health Care and Community Partners to Launch Fight Flu DE — Enhanced Flu Vaccination Campaign
Date Posted: September 29, 2020


OAW Announces Arrest in Camden Animal Cruelty Case
Date Posted: September 29, 2020


September 29, 2020: COVID-19 Briefing
Date Posted: September 29, 2020


DuPont Nature Center Closing for Winter
Date Posted: September 29, 2020


Pair of Courts Side With DOJ On USPS, Vote-By-Mail
Date Posted: September 28, 2020

Delaware Flag Status - half staff
Update – Flag Lowering for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Date Posted: September 28, 2020


Department of Finance & The Precisionists, Inc. Launch Autism at Work Program
Date Posted: September 28, 2020


DOL Announces the “High Extended Benefits” Program
Date Posted: September 28, 2020


SNAP distribuirá otra ronda de los beneficios de alimentos de emergencia para su uso a partir del 30 de septiembre
Date Posted: September 28, 2020


Delaware’s SNAP Program Will Issue Another Round of Emergency Food Benefits for Use Starting Sept. 30
Date Posted: September 28, 2020


Grants Available for Community Water Quality Projects
Date Posted: September 28, 2020


The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit Sculptures by Aaron Paskins
Date Posted: September 28, 2020


Delaware Surpasses 20,000 Positive Case of COVID-19; New Daily Cases Remain Elevated
Date Posted: September 25, 2020


Governor Carney Issues Revision to Omnibus COVID-19 Order
Date Posted: September 25, 2020


Attorney General Jennings Announces Multistate Settlement with C.R. Bard
Date Posted: September 25, 2020

Picutre of the Delaware Department of Labor Logo
Delaware Division of Unemployment Insurance Continues Lost Wage Assistance Program
Date Posted: September 25, 2020


$1.5 Million EDA Grant to Delaware Innovation Space to Launch Hard Science Startup Accelerator
Date Posted: September 24, 2020


Second Application Round for DE Relief Grants to Open October 1
Date Posted: September 24, 2020


Three Delaware Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon Honors
Date Posted: September 24, 2020

Financial Reports
Delaware Recognized for 25th Consecutive Year of Excellence in Financial Reporting
Date Posted: September 24, 2020


DSHA Announces $2.8 Million Awarded to Strong Neighborhoods Projects Statewide
Date Posted: September 24, 2020


Piping Plovers Nesting in Delaware Reach New High Number
Date Posted: September 24, 2020


Take a Stand Against Falls: Falls Prevention Awareness Week September 21-25, 2020
Date Posted: September 23, 2020

Commissioner Trinidad Navarro speaking at a podium about Medicare.
Medicare Assistance Bureau Innovates to Serve Residents During COVID-19
Date Posted: September 23, 2020


Weatherization Program Helps Delawareans Invest in Their Homes
Date Posted: September 23, 2020


COVID Alert DE Expands Reach with Pennsylvania’s Exposure Notification App Released Tuesday
Date Posted: September 22, 2020


DHSS Authorizes Four Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations
Date Posted: September 22, 2020


Division of Civil Rights & Public Trust releases supplemental McDole report
Date Posted: September 22, 2020


September 22, 2020: COVID-19 Briefing
Date Posted: September 22, 2020


Delaware Office of Highway Safety Promotes National Child Passenger Safety Week
Date Posted: September 21, 2020


“Cyber Seafaring”: Zwaanendael Museum’s Virtual Maritime-History Series, Oct. 1–3, 2020
Date Posted: September 21, 2020


AG Jennings announces settlement with Novartis regarding allegations of improper kickbacks
Date Posted: September 21, 2020

Delaware Flag Status - half staff
Flags to be Lowered for Passing of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Date Posted: September 18, 2020


Delaware Public Health Continues to See Spike in New Daily Cases of COVID-19
Date Posted: September 18, 2020


First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney Announces “First Chance” Award Recipients
Date Posted: September 18, 2020


More than 32,000 Delawareans May Be Eligible for Stimulus Payments
Date Posted: September 18, 2020


DNREC to Host Public Hearing on Diamond State Port Corp.’s Proposed Container Port on Sept. 29
Date Posted: September 18, 2020


DHSS’ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Launches Online Behavioral Health Treatment Referral Platform
Date Posted: September 17, 2020

Exposure notification app is supplementing Delaware’s contact tracing efforts

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and the Delaware Department of Technology and Information (DTI) announced that COVID Alert DE has surpassed more than 50,000 downloads among Delawareans.

About 9 percent of people who have tested positive and were interviewed by members of Delaware’s Contact Tracing Team since the exposure notification app was launched on September 15 have said they downloaded the exposure notification app on their phone. Among their close contacts, 16 percent told contact tracers that they also had COVID Alert DE on their phones.

“COVID Alert DE is another tool to help slow the spread of the virus in our state,” said Governor Carney. “As more and more Delawareans download the app, we know that it is successfully supplementing our contract tracing efforts through anonymous and secure exposure alerts. That will help us keep our transmission rates low going forward – and make even more progress getting more children back to school, and more Delawareans back to work.”

Any Delawarean with the COVID Alert DE app will receive an anonymous exposure notification alert if they are identified as a close contact of a COVID-positive individual in Delaware or three other states. Delaware’s app is interoperable with COVID Alert PA in Pennsylvania, COVID Alert NJ in New Jersey and COVID Alert NY in New York. Users should download the application in the state where they are currently living and expect to be tested for COVID-19. The exposure notification apps are built on Bluetooth technology from Apple and Google.

COVID Alert DE is available in the App Store or Google Play.  

“I want to urge more Delawareans to download the COVID Alert DE app as a way to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, especially if you work in a front-line job or are living on a college campus,” said Molly Magarik, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). “If you already have the app, I urge you to use the symptom tracker every morning, especially with flu season expected to intermingle with COVID-19 during the fall and winter.”

The app is not a substitute for basic public health precautionary measures – including mask-wearing, social distancing in public, avoiding crowds and frequent handwashing. Additionally, those who have the app are still asked to speak with contact tracers from the Division of Public Health if contacted.

Download the app:

Apple Store

Google Play

Visit de.gov/covidalert for additional information about COVID Alert DE, or send questions to DPHCall@delaware.gov

Are you a business, nonprofit, or organization interested in COVID Alert DE? Email questions about partnership opportunities to DHSS_TownHall@delaware.gov.  

Anyone with a question about COVID-19, whether related to medical or social service needs, should call Delaware 2-1-1. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Questions can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.

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Exposure notification app is supplementing Delaware’s contact tracing efforts

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and the Delaware Department of Technology and Information (DTI) announced that COVID Alert DE has surpassed more than 50,000 downloads among Delawareans.

About 9 percent of people who have tested positive and were interviewed by members of Delaware’s Contact Tracing Team since the exposure notification app was launched on September 15 have said they downloaded the exposure notification app on their phone. Among their close contacts, 16 percent told contact tracers that they also had COVID Alert DE on their phones.

“COVID Alert DE is another tool to help slow the spread of the virus in our state,” said Governor Carney. “As more and more Delawareans download the app, we know that it is successfully supplementing our contract tracing efforts through anonymous and secure exposure alerts. That will help us keep our transmission rates low going forward – and make even more progress getting more children back to school, and more Delawareans back to work.”

Any Delawarean with the COVID Alert DE app will receive an anonymous exposure notification alert if they are identified as a close contact of a COVID-positive individual in Delaware or three other states. Delaware’s app is interoperable with COVID Alert PA in Pennsylvania, COVID Alert NJ in New Jersey and COVID Alert NY in New York. Users should download the application in the state where they are currently living and expect to be tested for COVID-19. The exposure notification apps are built on Bluetooth technology from Apple and Google.

COVID Alert DE is available in the App Store or Google Play.  

“I want to urge more Delawareans to download the COVID Alert DE app as a way to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, especially if you work in a front-line job or are living on a college campus,” said Molly Magarik, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). “If you already have the app, I urge you to use the symptom tracker every morning, especially with flu season expected to intermingle with COVID-19 during the fall and winter.”

The app is not a substitute for basic public health precautionary measures – including mask-wearing, social distancing in public, avoiding crowds and frequent handwashing. Additionally, those who have the app are still asked to speak with contact tracers from the Division of Public Health if contacted.

Download the app:

Apple Store

Google Play

Visit de.gov/covidalert for additional information about COVID Alert DE, or send questions to DPHCall@delaware.gov

Are you a business, nonprofit, or organization interested in COVID Alert DE? Email questions about partnership opportunities to DHSS_TownHall@delaware.gov.  

Anyone with a question about COVID-19, whether related to medical or social service needs, should call Delaware 2-1-1. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Questions can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.

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