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DPH ANNOUNCES WALK-IN HOURS FOR COVID-19 VACCINES AT 5 PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS
DOVER (April 28, 2021) – The Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing walk-in hours at five of its public health clinics for those interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccination.
The new vaccination walk-up clinics, which started this week, are offering the Pfizer vaccine. No appointment is necessary. The clinics are open to any individual 16 years or older. Pfizer is the only vaccine currently FDA-approved to served individuals under the age of 18.
The clinics, located in Dover, Georgetown, Milford, Seaford, and Wilmington, are handicap-accessible and are located within walking distance of DART routes. Walk-in hours are 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and 1:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Details can be found at de.gov/getmyvaccine.
As of Wednesday, April 28, a total of 400,635 Delaware residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 281,013 have been fully vaccinated.
“We are truly excited to offer these new walk-in opportunities at our public health clinics as a way to both increase access and reduce barriers to getting vaccinated,” said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay. “These sites help us reach more Delawareans in the communities where they live, and the walk-in option provides a measure of convenience for people who have challenges with scheduling or who may decide on a whim that this is the day they want to get vaccinated. We want to be able to accommodate that.”
The walk-up opportunities at these five clinics will make accessing the vaccine easier for younger people who may lack transportation and other individuals who may have had a harder time making it to large-scale vaccination events.
DPH encourages everyone, particularly families with high school and college-aged students, to take advantage of these walk-up opportunities ahead of graduation, vacation and the summer season.
“The more individuals who are 16 and older that we can fully vaccinate, the sooner we can all get back to doing the things we enjoy most,” said Dr. Rattay. “Getting our youth and their families vaccinated will allow more opportunities to get together with loved ones and friends and take advantage of summer activities.”
As of Wednesday, April 28, 5.4% of the state’s 16-17-year-old population have been fully vaccinated, while 15.9% of the state’s 18-34-year-old population have been fully vaccinated.
The Public Health clinic locations offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccination hours are:
New Castle County:
- Porter Public Health Clinic, 509 W. 8th St., 2nd floor, Wilmington
- Williams Public Health Clinic, 805 River Road, Dover
- Riverwalk Public Health Clinic, 253 NE Front St., Milford
- Adams Public Health Clinic, 546 S. Bedford St., Georgetown
- Shipley Public Health Clinic, 350 Virginia Ave., Seaford
Anyone with a general question 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 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.
Delaware Governor John Carney
Governor Carney Announces Additional COVID-19 Restrictions to Confront Winter Surge
Most establishments limited to 30 percent capacity; larger retail limited to 20 percent to reduce crowds; 10 p.m. curfew instituted at restaurants and bars; additional enforcement measures announced; Stay-at-Home advisory in effect December 14-January 11
WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Thursday signed the fourth revision to the omnibus emergency order, announcing additional restrictions to confront the winter surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Delaware. Additional restrictions include:
- Businesses above 100,000 square feet are limited to 20 percent of stated fire capacity.
- All other businesses, including most retail stores and all restaurants, are limited to 30 percent of stated fire capacity.
- Retail below 5,000 square feet, all Houses of Worship, and funeral services are limited to 40 percent of stated fire capacity.
- A 10 p.m. curfew will be imposed at Delaware restaurants and bars.
- Exercise classes at gyms are limited to 10 people and exercise machines must be spaced 10 feet apart
- Indoor gatherings at businesses or indoor spaces open to the public must be limited to the lesser of 30 percent of the venue’s stated fire capacity, or 10 people.
Employees are excluded from business capacity restriction calculations.
All new restrictions will take effect at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 14. Governor Carney’s fourth revision also formally authorizes previously announced restrictions:
- Stay-at-Home Advisory: Delawareans are strongly advised to stay at home and not to gather with anyone outside their household from December 14-January 11 to reduce the dangerous surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
- Universal mask mandate: Delawareans and visitors must wear masks anytime they are indoors with anyone outside of their household.
“These additional restrictions are intended to protect Delaware’s hospital capacity and protect lives this winter,” said Governor Carney. “Health care workers are on the job around the clock, caring for the sick. We all need to follow their lead and do our part to protect others. Don’t gather with anyone outside of your household. Any interaction is riskier when community spread is at current levels. Wear a mask whenever you’re around someone outside your household – even if they’re family or friends. Wash or sanitize your hands frequently. COVID-19 can cause serious illness and worse, especially for our most vulnerable friends, family members, and neighbors. Please take this seriously.”
Governor Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) also on Thursday announced a zero-tolerance enforcement policy for businesses during the Stay-at-Home advisory. A first violation of COVID-19 restrictions will result in an immediate civil fine. A second violation will result in closure, until the establishment submits a reopening plan approved by DPH.
Restaurants will remain at 30 percent capacity, but must have signage prominently displayed on the table stating that parties must be from the same household. Restaurants also must share messaging on masking compliance. Governor Carney’s fourth revision caps mall food courts at 20 percent of stated fire capacity, or 100 people, whichever is smaller.
Governor Carney’s State of Emergency declaration carries the full force and effect of law. Delawareans and visitors also must follow local restrictions in place to limit community spread of COVID-19.
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.
Report a business for COVID-19 non-compliance using this form.
The Division of Public Health will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.