Covid-19 disproportionately affects Delaware's minority communities

"Equitable access to testing, care, and treatment is critical to saving lives and slowing the spread of COVID-19. Health care providers throughout various regions nationally have already begun to publicly express their concerns about Black and Hispanic people being less likely to access testing. Delaware must ensure that testing, care, and treatment for COVID-19 doesn’t occur merely in communities of convenience, but also throughout the vulnerable, lower socioeconomic communities that obviously need resources most. To that point, when scheduling testing sites, it is critical to take into consideration the fact that many Delawareans lack access to a vehicle that will allow them to be tested via a drive-through site," Delaware NAACP 

As State Senator for Delaware's 14th District, I am committed to ensuring that all Delawareans are able to access Covid-19 testing, care, and treatment. We can only defeat this disease if all of our citizens have equitable access to treatment.  

What you can do to mitigate the impact of COVID-19:

​Individuals with general questions about coronavirus can call 2-1-1. (or Those who are deaf or hard of hearing text your ZIP code to 898-211.) For those with specific health-related questions, email us at DPHCall@delaware.gov.

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

  • Wear a face covering in public

  • Maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet from others)

  • Practice good hand hygiene

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow

  • Clean frequently-used surfaces often

  • Don’t go to work if you are sick

  • Anyone can get tested for COVID-19 – even those with no symptoms

  • Help us stop the virus; answer the call from our contact tracers – the phone number they call from is (302) 446-4262, or your caller ID will say DE PUBLIC HEALTH

What to do if you are experiencing hardship because of job loss due to COVID-19:

Here are links to possible resources that are available to assist any Delawarean experiencing hardship:

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