HOY: Curative abre la inscripción para eventos de aplicación de la segunda dosis de la vacuna contra el COVID-19

Eventos en cada condado planificados para los habitantes de Delaware que recibieron la primera dosis de la vacuna el 18 de enero o antes en eventos de vacunación patrocinados por el Estado

La inscripción empieza hoy a las 10:00 a. m. en el sitio web de Curative

WILMINGTON, Del. – El gobernador John Carney, la División de Salud Pública (DPH) y la Agencia de Manejo de Emergencias de Delaware (DEMA) anunciaron que la inscripción en eventos de Curative para la aplicación de la segunda dosis de la vacuna en los tres condados comenzará HOY, jueves, 11 de febrero, a las 10:00 a. m.

La inscripción estará disponible aquí:

Georgetown: https://curative.com/sites/25123

Dover: https://curative.com/sites/25081

Wilmington: https://curative.com/sites/25122

NOTA: Los eventos de segunda dosis de la semana que viene tendrán lugar del 15 al 19 de febrero en los campus de Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) en Dover, Wilmington y Georgetown. Los eventos de DTCC están dirigidos a los trabajadores de Delaware elegibles para la Fase 1A y los habitantes de Delaware mayores de 65 años de edad que recibieron sus primeras dosis de la vacuna contra el COVID-19 en eventos de vacunación masiva patrocinados por el Estado. En total, se darán 3,800 citas para una segunda dosis. Las personas que no puedan demostrar que recibieron la primera vacuna antes del 18 de enero no podrán participar en los eventos de vacunación, por más que tengan una cita.

Los habitantes de Delaware que hayan recibido la primera vacuna el 18 de enero o antes en una farmacia o un proveedor de atención médica autorizados deben comunicarse con su proveedor o farmacia para programar una cita de segunda dosis antes de intentar inscribirse en un evento patrocinado por el Estado. El Estado de Delaware asignará segundas dosis de las vacunas a los proveedores autorizados lo antes posible para cumplir con el intervalo de 21 o 28 días entre dosis, según lo permita el suministro federal. Se prevé que habrá otros eventos de segunda dosis patrocinados por el Estado a partir del 20 de febrero para las personas que recibieron la primera dosis en eventos patrocinados por el Estado.

“Nuestro objetivo es vacunar a la mayor cantidad de habitantes de Delaware que sea posible, y de la manera más rápida y equitativa posible”, dijo el gobernador Carney. “Estos eventos de segunda dosis reducirán por un tiempo nuestra capacidad de ampliar el acceso a primeras dosis de la vacuna contra el COVID-19. Aun así, estamos logrando un importante avance en la vacunación de habitantes de Delaware mayores de 65 años y trabajadores de atención médica de primera línea. Esto ayudará a limitar la propagación del COVID-19 y el desarrollo de síntomas graves en nuestras poblaciones más vulnerables”.

Los habitantes de Delaware que hayan perdido su tarjeta de registro de vacunación pueden solicitar su registro de vacunación por correo electrónico a vaccine@delaware.gov (asunto: Lost Vaccine Card). Incluya el nombre completo y la fecha de nacimiento cuando solicite el comprobante de la primera dosis de la vacuna contra el COVID-19. ¿No tiene acceso al correo electrónico? Llame al 1-833-643-1715.

Para obtener más información sobre el programa de vacunación contra el COVID-19 de Delaware, visite de.gov/covidvaccine.

¿Tiene 65 años o más? Regístrese en la lista de espera de vacunación del estado de Delaware en vaccinerequest.delaware.gov. Los habitantes de Delaware también pueden comunicarse con el Centro de Atención Telefónica para Vacunación de la DPH llamando al 1-833-643-1715.

Si tiene preguntas generales sobre el COVID-19, llame al 2-1-1 en Delaware. Las personas sordas o con problemas de audición pueden enviar su código postal por mensaje de texto al 898-211 o escribir a delaware211@uwde.org. El horario de atención es de 8:00 a. m. a 9:00 p. m. de lunes a viernes, y de 9:00 a. m. a 5:00 p. m. los sábados y domingos. Las preguntas de índole médica relacionadas con las pruebas, los síntomas y los lineamientos relativos a la salud pueden enviarse por correo electrónico a DPHCall@delaware.gov.

Visite de.gov/coronavirus para obtener la información más reciente sobre la respuesta de Delaware al COVID-19. Para encontrar eventos y puestos de pruebas, visite de.gov/gettested.

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TODAY: Registration Opens for Curative Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccination Events 

Events in each county planned for Delawareans who received their first vaccination on or before January 18 at state-sponsored vaccination events

Registration opens at 10 a.m. today on Curative website

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, the Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) announced that registration for second-dose Curative events in all three counties will open at 10:00 a.m. TODAY, Thursday, February 11.

Registration will be available here: 

Georgetown: https://curative.com/sites/25123

Dover: https://curative.com/sites/25081

Wilmington: https://curative.com/sites/25122

NOTE: Next week’s second dose events will be hosted from February 15-19 at Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) campuses in Dover, Wilmington, and Georgetown. The DTCC events are planned for Phase 1A-eligible Delaware workers and 65+ Delawareans who received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at state-sponsored large vaccination events. In total, 3,800 second dose appointments will be available. Anyone without proof of first vaccination on or before January 18 will be turned away from the vaccination events, even if they have an appointment.  

Delawareans who received their first vaccination on or before January 18 at an enrolled pharmacy or​ health care provider should contact their provider or pharmacy to schedule a second dose appointment before attempting to register for a state-sponsored event. The State of Delaware will allocate second dose vaccines to enrolled providers as close to the 21- to 28-day window as federal supply allows. Additional state-sponsored, second-dose events are expected to begin as early as February 20 for individuals who received their first dose at state-sponsored events.

“Our goal is to vaccinate as many Delawareans as possible, as quickly and equitably as possible,” said Governor Carney. “These second dose events will temporarily reduce our ability to expand access to first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. But we are making significant progress in vaccinating vulnerable 65+ Delawareans and front-line health care workers. That will help limit spread of COVID-19 and serious illness among our most vulnerable populations.”

Delawareans who lost their vaccination record card can request their immunization record by emailing vaccine@delaware.gov (subject line: Lost Vaccine Card). Please include full name and date of birth when requesting proof of COVID-19 vaccine first dose. Don’t have email access? Call 1-833-643-1715.

Learn more about Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program at de.gov/covidvaccine

Are you 65 or older? Sign up for the State of Delaware’s vaccination waiting list at vaccinerequest.delaware.gov. Delawareans also may call DPH’s Vaccination Call Center at 1-833-643-1715.   

Individuals with general questions about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211, or email delaware211@uwde.org. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Medically related questions regarding testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.  

Visit de.gov/coronavirus for the latest information on Delaware’s COVID-19 response. Find testing events and locations at de.gov/gettested.   

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Nominations for Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards Accepted Through March 14

DOVER (Feb. 10, 2021) – Nominations for the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards are being accepted by the State Office of Volunteerism through March 14. These awards recognize the important contributions made by Delaware’s youth volunteers to their communities. Award recipients will be announced in late April.

To be eligible, the nominated individuals and group members must be 17 or younger during the time of service. Individual nominees must have volunteered a minimum of 100 hours and groups a minimum of 250 hours between January and December of 2020, although additional volunteer activity can also be highlighted to show long-term commitment. Volunteers will be honored in the following categories:

  • Individual: An exceptional individual 17 or younger who volunteers.
  • Team/Group: Two or more individuals who worked on the same project.
  • Emerging Volunteer Leader: An individual 17 or younger who has demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities.

“Every day, I see the passion and determination that young people throughout the state bring to the volunteer projects and the nonprofit organizations they embrace,” Governor John Carney said. “I’m especially grateful this year for these energetic young volunteers who have risen to the challenge of volunteering as part of the state’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. In meeting the needs of their communities, they bring a fresh viewpoint and a willingness to serve. I encourage Delawareans to take the time to nominate a young volunteer who is making a difference in the lives of others.”

The Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards are sponsored by the Office of the Governor, the Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of State Service Centers, the State Office of Volunteerism, and the Governor’s Commission on Community and Volunteer Service.

“I am inspired by and grateful for the innovation and commitment I see in Delaware’s young volunteers, especially as our residents struggle to cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in their communities,” said DHSS Secretary Molly Magarik. “The spirit of volunteerism has never been more needed and alive. Please join us in nominating young volunteers who are making a difference by giving back.”

“Now more than ever is the time to engage our younger generation of volunteers, especially as we look for innovative ways to address the additional needs of our citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic,” added Renee Beaman, Director of DHSS’ Division of State Service Centers. “This is an opportunity to nominate youths who have developed initiatives in their own communities and helped to ignite volunteerism across all age groups.”

The nomination form is available at Volunteer.Delaware.gov. Nominators may also request a form by emailing Tina Gary at Tina.Gary@delaware.gov or calling 302-857-5014. Nominations that are not submitted online must be delivered by Friday, March 12, to the State Office of Volunteerism, Attn: Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards, c/o Tina Gary, Williams State Service Center, 805 River Road, Dover, DE 19901 or emailed to: DHSS_VolunteerDelaware@delaware.gov

For more information about the awards or volunteer opportunities, go to Volunteer.Delaware.gov or contact Suzanne Farris, Volunteer Services Administrator, at 302-857-5006 or Suzanne.Farris@delaware.gov.


Governor Carney Signs Legislation Raising Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)

Legislation sets target of 40 percent renewable energy by 2035

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 33, raising Delaware’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 40 percent by 2035. 

Click here to watch the virtual bill signing.

The legislation – sponsored by Senator Stephanie Hansen and Representative Ed Osienski – will raise the percentage of Delaware’s energy that must come from renewable sources through 2035 and help confront the impacts of climate change. Increasing the Renewable Portfolio Standard also was a longtime priority of former Senator Harris McDowell

“Delaware is the country’s lowest-lying state, and climate change is already having a very real impact,” said Governor Carney. “This legislation will help accelerate Delaware’s transition to renewable sources of energy, which is good for our economy and our environment, and I’m pleased to sign it into law.”

“Extending and updating the Renewable Portfolio Standard involves a few complicated mechanisms but one simple idea: the energy future in front of us looks very different from the energy past that got us here,” said Senator Hansen, D-Middletown. “By encouraging greater use of renewable energy sources, we can simultaneously stimulate innovation, encourage job growth, push for cleaner air, and find new ways to lower energy bills for Delawareans. That’s reason to celebrate and to keep pushing for progress. I’m proud to have sponsored this bill, building off the work of Sen. Harris McDowell, and I thank the governor for signing it today.”

“Companies’ practices have taken a heavy toll on our environment for far too long. Especially here in low-lying Delaware, where sea level rise is a top concern, it’s critical we take action to protect our natural resources and prevent further ecological damage,” said Representative Osienski, D-Brookside. “Renewable energy portfolio standards have proven to be an effective solution to transitioning away from harmful fossil fuels toward clean, green energy like solar, wind and geothermal. Because we’re on-target to hit 25% by 2025, it makes good sense to establish new goals for our RPS program.” 

“Promoting the use of renewable energy is essential for continuing progress on meeting our targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which are driving the climate change impacts we are already experiencing in Delaware, including sea level rise, increased temperatures and more frequent and intense storms, droughts and flooding,” said Shawn Garvin, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).  

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Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Updates on COVID-19 Vaccination Program

State of Delaware announces plans to administer second doses

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) on Tuesday announced updates to the State of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program, with a focus on administering second doses for Delawareans who received first doses at state-operated vaccination events in January: 

  • Later this week, the State of Delaware will open registration for second dose appointments for 3,800 people who received their first dose at the Dover DMV on January 16, 17 or 18 or Salesianum School on January 18. These events from February 15-19 will be operated by Curative at Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) campuses in Georgetown, Dover, and Wilmington. Registration will be done directly with Curative and individuals will be required to show proof of their first dose vaccination date when they arrive on site. Delawareans who have lost their vaccination card should email their full name and date of birth to vaccine@delaware.gov. For those without email access, call DPH at 1-833-643-1715. Anyone who registers but cannot show proof they received their first dose on January 16, 17 or 18 will be turned away. Only Moderna vaccines will be administered at the Curative/DTCC second dose sites.
  • The State of Delaware has requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) stand up a vaccination site at Dover International Speedway for multiple days beginning as early as February 20. The FEMA site would be dedicated to vaccinating people who received their first dose at the Dover DMV January 16, 17 or 18; Salesianum School on January 18; at the Delaware City DMV January 22, 23 or 24; or at the Georgetown DMV January 23 or 24. Individuals will be required to show proof of their first dose vaccination date. Delawareans who have lost their vaccination card should email their full name and date of birth to vaccine@delaware.gov. For those without email access, call DPH at 1-833-643-1715. Pfizer and Moderna will be available at these events. Scheduling has not been confirmed for these events, and is contingent on FEMA approval of the state’s request. Additional information is forthcoming. 
  • DPH’s Community Health Services Section will partner with community organizations to deliver second doses to low-income seniors who received their first dose at Salesianum School on January 18 and may have mobility challenges or other barriers preventing them from attending a large event. Those individuals will be reached through community organizations.
  • Delawareans vaccinated at the Chase Center in Wilmington on January 30 also will be offered an opportunity to register for their second dose. Second dose registration has not yet opened for Delawareans vaccinated at the Chase Center

As it becomes available, second dose registration or scheduling information will be listed on de.gov/getmyvaccine and will be emailed to all eligible individuals the state has e-mail addresses for. As of Monday, February 8, the State of Delaware and its partners had administered more than 126,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Moderna and Pfizer. More than 10 percent of Delaware’s population has received the first shot.

Delaware is in Phase 1B of its COVID-19 vaccination program. Delawareans aged 65+ and certain frontline workers are eligible for vaccination. Learn more at de.gov/covidvaccine.   

“We’re continuing to press forward with our goal of vaccinating as many Delawareans as possible, as quickly as possible,” said Governor Carney. “Supply of the COVID-19 vaccine from the federal government remains our biggest challenge. That’s why we’re focused this week on second doses, especially for vulnerable Delaware seniors. We have the capacity to increase vaccinations as federal supply allows. Until then, continue to wear a mask. Avoid gatherings. Stay vigilant.”

“Delivering second doses and first doses at the same time with limited supply of doses every week is a challenge, which is why we are targeting these Curative appointments and our partnership with FEMA to address individuals who received the first doses at our large events in January,” said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay. “As vaccine supply from the federal government increases, we expect it will become easier to receive first and second doses at pharmacies or from medical providers.”

Due to extremely limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine – and the large number of Phase 1B-eligible Delawareans who have not been vaccinated – the State of Delaware does not expect to open eligibility to all Phase 1C individuals on March 1, as the state had originally planned. The Division of Public Health (DPH) intends to begin vaccinating the most vulnerable, Phase 1C-eligible Delawareans as close to March 1 as possible – as federal supply allows. 

Learn more about Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program at de.gov/covidvaccine.   

Are you 65 or older? Sign up for the State of Delaware’s vaccination waiting list at vaccinerequest.delaware.gov. Delawareans also may call DPH’s Vaccination Call Center at 1-833-643-1715.   

Individuals with general questions about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211, or email delaware211@uwde.org. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Medically related questions regarding testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.  

Visit de.gov/coronavirus for the latest information on Delaware’s COVID-19 response. Find testing events and locations at de.gov/gettested.   

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