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Gov. Carney orders all out-of-state travellers to self-quarantine

Anyone who enters Delaware from another state must self-quarantine for two weeks under Gov. John Carney’s latest update to his State of Emergency declaration.

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State begins efforts to help homeless through COVID-19 as shelters struggle with supplies

The state is responding to homelessness advocates’ cries for support amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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This week on "The Green"

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First State schools scramble to ramp up remote learning

Schools in the First State remain closed until at least May 15 th under Gov. John Carney’s emergency order. That means at least a month and a half more of school trying to educate students remotely. The challenge of doing that it’s a huge one. Delaware Public Media contributor Larry Nagengast checked in this week with districts and schools around the state to see how they’re faring – and found approaches and preparedness vary.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Several more Delaware residents have died from COVID-19 complications.

State public health officials announced three additional deaths Saturday, bringing the statewide total so far to five.

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The two trillion dollar coronavirus relief bill passed the U.S. House and was signed by President Trump Friday, and Delaware officials believe it will help the state.

 

Delaware’s Presidential primary election is being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. And Delaware’s Department of Elections is preparing for a surge in absentee ballots because the state is making it easier to vote that way.

 

 


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It is difficult to grasp on just how much damage the coronavirus pandemic will ultimately to the economy nationwide and here in the First State, but we are starting to get an initial sense of the scope both in hard numbers – and anecdotally.

Delaware Public Media contributor Jon Hurdle spent the week talking with businesses and workers affected – and looking at the available data.

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Schools in the First State remain closed until at least May 15th under Gov. John Carney’s emergency order.  That means at least a month and a half more of school trying to educate students remotely.

The challenge of doing that it’s a huge one.  Delaware Public Media contributor Larry Nagengast checked in this week with districts and schools around the state to see how they’re faring – and found approaches and preparedness vary.


Tom Byrne, Delaware Public Media

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date in Delaware has risen to 165 Friday, up from 143 the previous day.

That includes 106 confirmed cases in New Castle County, 21 in Kent County and 38 in Sussex. 

With the economic impact of the coronavirus still unknown, Wilmington’s mayor is proposing close to $250 million for next year’s budget.  


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Lt. General Todd Semonite of the Army Corps of Engineers recently signed off on the plan that would place dredged material from the Delaware River and Bay at Bowers Beach, Slaughter Beach, Prime Hook Beach and Lewes Beach. 

Sarah Mueller / Delaware Public Media

The Senate passed a nearly two trillion dollar coronavirus relief bill that’s expected to quickly pass the House then get President Trump’s signature.

And Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons see many positives in it - including some for the First State.

 

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University of Delaware students can now opt to take classes pass/fail this semester due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

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