Feb 22 2021  Sites to make an appointment

First shot  https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/.../vaccination-events/

Second shot  https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/vaccine/second-dose/

Partnership Provides Help to Find a Job or Seeking Assistance select here

​​Feb 18 2021      FEMA and Delaware Officials Opening COVID-19 Vaccination Center in Dover  select here

​​Feb 10, 2021

Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Updates on COVID-19 Vaccination Program - State of Delaware News select here

16 November 2020

With the Holidays right around the corner, and with many of us possibly going to visit with our family, relatives, and/or friends, or to just go shopping, the following is/are some resources, and ways, we can use to keep ourselves healthy and safe.  By utilizing the following Web Sites we can get COVID-19 testing before we head off to visit, as well as get additional tests, upon our return.
~~   Delaware COVID-19 Testing Sites - Delaware's Coronavirus Official Website
~~   Subscribe for Updates - Delaware's Coronavirus Official Website
Please feel free to pass this on to anyone/everyone who you feel could benefit, and stay healthy, from this information.
Oh yea, please don't forget to MASK UP when out in public, in large crowds, or when you feel unsure and/or unsafe.  One last parting reminder, a Mask is only effective it it covers your Mouth and Nose, and a Mask is totally useless if/when used as a Chinstrap.

Aug 25, 2020

25th modification to his State of Emergency declaration select here for more info

Aug 14, 2020


July 25, 2020​

24th modification to his State of Emergency declaration select here for more info

 July 20. 2020

Testing at Walgreens in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties this week  select here for more info

June 25,2020

​​​​​​ Governor John Carney on Thursday announced a delay in moving to Phase 3 See More


Check on stimulus payment  select here  when new page appears  Scroll down and select Get My Payment which is in BLUE BOX  


For a pdf list of relevant organizations and phone numbers for Coronavirus resources, click here.


Septic Pumping Grant for Homeowners​  see more

Work Underway on Reopening Schools  for the 2020-21 Academic Year See More


Delaware-Economic-Reopening-PHASE-2.pdf select here



Delaware’s SNAP Program to Issue Additional Emergency Benefits Available Starting May 30 select here

May 20 P-EBT Food Benefits Cards Being Issued to Thousands of Delaware Families select here


Beaches, pools, ice cream shops to open with restrictions; Out-of-state quarantine will remain in place select here


Reopening Phase for Public and Community Swimming Pools select here

Jane Hovington
"If you can't fly, then run; if you can't run, then walk; if you can't walk, then crawl; but BY ALL MEANS, KEEP MOVING.  
 Dr. Martin Luther King
We can not accomplish anything by sitting still and waiting for someone else to do it!!
Helping in Sussex County:  Covid-19 Contact Tracing and Surveillance Program
       Thank you for taking time to read this communication and hope you are interested in volunteering to help the State and our community.  We must have a robust testing and contact tracing program before this can be accomplished.  select here to see more


Supporting Military, Veteran, & Family 

Supporting Military, Veteran, & Family Caregivers in a Pandemic  select here        ​Veterans in Delaware select here         

Veteran, Military,  & Their Families select here


Declaration of a State of Emergency      

Public Health State of Emergency Declarations select here​    (This link is automatically updated)


Delaware Pauses Housing Assistance Program Applications

Program: COVID-19 Rent / Utilities Assistance:

 Up to $1,500 in grant money available to Delawareans struggling to pay rent or electric bills due to COVID-19.

Effective 27 April 2020:

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) is temporarily pausing applications for this program

Reasons Provided:

DSHA officials are taking this action to explore how best to handle the high demand for assistance.  
Allow DSHA staff and community partners time to process the 5,000+ applications received since March 26.  


Tenants being threatened with eviction by their landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic should contact the following for assistance:

Delaware Attorney General's Consumer Protection Unit:

Phone: 302-577-8600 or Email: consumer.protection@delaware.gov

 Delaware Legal Help Website: https://delegalhelplink.org



Sheetz Kidz Meal Bagz program providing free food to help children and families in need as of 18 April 2020.

Available at all 600 Sheetz locations and available daily, while supplies last.

The Meal Bagz include a turkey sandwich, chips and a drink.
Families interested in taking advantage of the free program can go to any Sheetz location and ask an employee for a meal at the register or through the drive-through.
Since this is a special item assembled by their supply chain and vendor partners, they have limited quantities.
The program will be available for the next two weeks at which time it will be reevaluated based on community need.



Delaware Sea Grant is offering at-home educational resources

Delaware Sea Grant is offering at-home education resources to assist children and their families with remote learning.

 Remote learning resources on their website: www.deseagrant.org/covid19 
Specific at-home resources available: https://www.deseagrant.org/education-resources 
Both sites will be updated as more resources are created by Delaware Sea Grant.


Avoid Scams Related to COVID-19 Stimulus Checks select here     

Food Bank of Delaware hosting Drive-thru Mobile Pantry in Georgetown select here

    .  All this great information is useless if our residents who need it - do not know it.​ select here

1. Official Delaware Government Coronavirus link:

The most up to date information for the State of Delaware: Information categories include: What you can do to stay healthy, Testing, Community Resources, and much more.

Website: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov

 Individuals with general questions about coronavirus can call the Department of Public Health from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Phone: 1-866-408-1899,  Individuals with hearing impairment call: 7-1-1,  Email: DPHCall@delaware.gov.

2.  made earlier this week by Gov. John Carney to his State of Emergency declaration prevents landlords from evicting Delawareans from their homes, and lenders from commencing foreclosures, during the COVID-19 crisis.

Landlords are barred from charging late fees or interest during the State of Emergency.

 3. The modified order prevents residential utility service companies from terminating service or charging fees for late payments for services.

4. Up to $1,500 in assistance available to Delawareans struggling to pay rent or electric bills due to COVID-19

 Gov. John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi announced a new program to provide emergency housing assistance to renters affected by shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours, or unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 health crisis. 

The Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DEHAP) will provide eligible households up to $1,500 in assistance, with payments made directly to the property owner or utility company.  Applications are available on DSHA's website at www.destatehousing.com

 If you own a manufactured home on leased land AND you meet the other eligibility criteria and cannot pay your lot rent, yes, DEHAP can assist with your lot rent.

To be eligible for DEHAP, applicants must reside in Delaware and have a maximum household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the county in which they reside (chart is available at the links provided). The applicant must also provide documentation showing an impact on their employment or income beginning March 10, 2020 or later that is attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes such instances as a layoff, reduced work hours or needing to take unpaid leave due to childcare or other issues arising as a result of the health crisis. For specific information concerning eligibly go to: http://www.destatehousing.com/OtherPrograms/ot_dehap.php

 Be sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions page: http://www.destatehousing.com./OtherPrograms/othermedia/dehap_faq.pdf

Paper copies of this application are available at their office located at: 18 The Green Dover DE. Suggest you call ahead first: 1-888-363-8808

5. While schools are closed, Delaware school districts and community partners are working to provide free breakfast and lunch to students.

a. The meals are open to any child 18 or younger.  The child must be present at the pick-up.

 b.   Families can visit any of the meal sites listed. The site does not need to be in your home district or at the school your child attends.  

 c. Information is continually updated and available here: https://www.doe.k12.de.us/page/4149
6. Crisis Intervention Services: 

Crisis Intervention Service staffers are available 24 hours a day to assist adults with severe personal, family or marital problems.  These problems may include depression, major life changes such as unemployment or loss of an important relationship, anxiety, feelings of hopelessness, thoughts of suicide, delusions, paranoia and substance abuse.  To reach the hotline in southern Delaware, call: 1-800-345-6785

 7. The Delaware DMV has extended all renewal dates and waived renewal late fees.

This includes Driver License, Vehicle Registration, Title Transfers, and Trailer Tags. For up-to-date information on service changes go to: https://de.gov/1Su

Currently the DMV is taking appointments only, however they have a host of online services, including driver’s license renewal. For all DMV online services go to: https://dmv.de.gov/

 8. Easily translate information into any language.

For those residents that may be more comfortable with another language, let’s make sure they receive this important information.

We use a free program - google translate: https://translate.google.com/

Copy and paste the words or document you want to translate into any language.

Type what you want in English on the left column, identify Spanish or any language you want at the top of the right column, and you see the translation. You can also do entire word documents following the same procedure then print it out and voila!  It may not be 100% perfect, but it is an efficient and quick way to get info to others.

9. Sign up for email updates on the Delaware.gov website at: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/ and / or  from your local elected representative on their website. This is a good way to get up to date information during this unusual time.

10.   Emergency Food Assistance and Much More:

Delaware 2-1-1 is the state’s referral hotline - One central resource for access to the health and human service organizations such as:

Emergency food assistance during the current public health crisis (or anytime), they can provide you with contact information for food pantries.

Legal help,  Emergency / Transitional Shelters,  Child Nutrition Sites,  Utility Assistance,  Crisis Services

Other human service providers.

Phone:  2-1-1 or 1-800-560-3372,  Text: Text your zip code to 898-211,  Website:  www.delaware211.org

11. MHAP – Manufactured Housing Assistance Program

If you are 90 days or more, delinquent on the lot rent and or home loan payment or have received notification of intent to evict or repossess, contact this organization.

Phone: 1-888-363-8808,  Website: http://www.destatehousing.com/HomeOwnership/hb_mhap.php


12. Resources to Manage your Nonprofit

 DANA (Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement) stands ready to help any nonprofit in need. They are creating and developing new resources daily. While they typically provide this type of content only for their active members – they are opening this up to all nonprofits at no cost during this time. Please check their COVID-19 Resources webpage frequently: https://delawarenonprofit.org/covid-19/  

Don't see something you need? Let them know.  Contact Nyia Rennalls at: nrennalls@delawarenonprofit.org

13. Help for Nonprofit Organizations

United Way of Delaware wants to match people who have a desire to get involved now with Delaware nonprofit agencies who have critical volunteer needs. Agencies should call 2-1-1 to be connected to a United Way of Delaware staff member. The staff member will assist nonprofits in getting responses to their volunteer needs by loading their need on to the UVolunteer site: UWDE.org/Volunteer4Covid AND advertising the need on all social media and website platforms. United Way of Delaware staff will direct volunteers to sign up for the community needs. 

​14. Crisis Intervention Services: 

Crisis Intervention Service staffers are available 24 hours a day to assist adults with severe personal, family or marital problems.  These problems may include depression, major life changes such as unemployment or loss of an important relationship, anxiety, feelings of hopelessness, thoughts of suicide, delusions, paranoia and substance abuse.  To reach the hotline in southern Delaware, call: 1-800-345-6785

24th modification to his State of Emergency declaration select here for more info
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