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Despite End of State of Emergency, DHSS Guidance for Visitation at Delaware’s Long-Term Care Facilities Will Continue

NEW CASTLE (July 12, 2021) – With the end of the State of Emergency in Delaware on Tuesday, July 13, the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is affirming that Delaware’s 86 long-term care facilities (LTCs) will continue to follow the state’s existing visitation and testing guidance in order to keep residents healthy and […]




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 have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. The state reported 45 additional […]




DHSS Recommends Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Facilities Temporarily Ban Visitors to Reduce Coronavirus Risk

NEW CASTLE (March 12, 2020) – The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is recommending that all Delaware nursing homes, long-term care facilities and adult day-care centers temporarily end visitation as a way to reduce the risk of residents and clients contracting coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The recommendation follows the Centers for Disease Control and […]




Secretary Walker Announces Appointment of New Director to Lead DHSS’ Division of Health Care Quality

NEW CASTLE (Sept. 3, 2019) – Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Walker announced the appointment of Yrene Waldron, former Executive Director of the Delaware Health Care Facilities Association, to lead the Division of Health Care Quality. She will begin her duties Sept. 16. “I am thrilled that Yrene is joining […]







 Pages Tagged With: "nursing home"

Despite End of State of Emergency, DHSS Guidance for Visitation at Delaware’s Long-Term Care Facilities Will Continue

NEW CASTLE (July 12, 2021) – With the end of the State of Emergency in Delaware on Tuesday, July 13, the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is affirming that Delaware’s 86 long-term care facilities (LTCs) will continue to follow the state’s existing visitation and testing guidance in order to keep residents healthy and […]




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 have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. The state reported 45 additional […]




DHSS Recommends Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Facilities Temporarily Ban Visitors to Reduce Coronavirus Risk

NEW CASTLE (March 12, 2020) – The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is recommending that all Delaware nursing homes, long-term care facilities and adult day-care centers temporarily end visitation as a way to reduce the risk of residents and clients contracting coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The recommendation follows the Centers for Disease Control and […]




Secretary Walker Announces Appointment of New Director to Lead DHSS’ Division of Health Care Quality

NEW CASTLE (Sept. 3, 2019) – Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Walker announced the appointment of Yrene Waldron, former Executive Director of the Delaware Health Care Facilities Association, to lead the Division of Health Care Quality. She will begin her duties Sept. 16. “I am thrilled that Yrene is joining […]