Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Governor Carney declared a State of Emergency starting on March 13, 2020, and updated it on March 16, 18, 20, 22, 29, and 30.

Contact your primary health care provider if you have concerns about symptoms, particularly those with fever and coughing or shortness of breath.

Individuals with general questions about coronavirus can call DPH at 1-866-408-18991-866-408-1899 or email us at Individuals with hearing impairment can call 7-1-17-1-1.


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Take steps to avoid spreading germs from any respiratory diseases by:

Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer.

Don’t touch your face.

Cover your cough with a tissue or your elbow.

Stay home if you are sick.

Get your flu shot.


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To be tested, a referral from your provider is required.

Symptoms include: fever AND cough OR difficulty breathing.

Contact your primary care provider if you have one. Those without a health care provider should call the DPH Call Center at 1-866-408-18991-866-408-1899.

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Whether you’re looking for help or to help, find more information about grocery stores, crisis services, food assistance, volunteering, student meal programs, donating, unemployment benefits, and more.

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A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. It is named for the crownlike spikes that protrude from its surface. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
  • We are in contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as other local, state, and national partners to share information.
  • We have sent information to health care providers around the state with current recommendations for screening and testing for COVID-19, as well as to EMS and home health care providers regarding proper protection procedures.
  • We are holding frequent calls with staff and our state and health care provider partners to stay up to date with the latest updates.
  • We are sharing messaging with partners and the public as it becomes available.
  • This is a rapidly evolving situation, so information and recommendations are likely to change quickly as well. We will continue to learn more in the coming days and share new information as it is available.
  • Through the air by coughing and sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes
  • Individuals 60 years of age and older.
  • Individuals with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, lung disease, or heart disease.
  • Individuals who are immunocompromised or have medical needs.
  • Individuals with access or functional needs.
  • Individuals who are homeless or experience housing instability.
For confirmed COVID-19 infections, reported illnesses have ranged from infected people with little to no symptoms (similar to the common cold) to people being severely ill and dying:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

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