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The Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber of Commerce says the Delaware beach communities saw a “devastatingly” low turnout for the Fourth of July weekend.

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Delaware’s Chief Justice is extending the judicial emergency for another 30 days — holding the state’s courts at Phase 2 of their reopening plan

All registered voters will have the option of voting by mail this fall — without specifying why.

Delaware Tourism Office

The Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes is getting a facelift.


The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs started the rehabilitation effort two weeks ago with exterior work on the Museum.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware’s COVID-19 case total now tops 12,000.

State health officials reported 132 new cases Sunday, pushing the First State’s total since March 11 to 12,128.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The First State saw fewer cases added to its COVID-19 total Saturday and hospitalizations fell.

The state's death toll also held steady.

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Recalls of lettuce and other leafy greens because of new contaminations seem to be more common.

Recent large outbreaks of salmonella and e-coli in romaine lettuce raise the question- why are these contaminations happening now?

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The Delaware State Fair plans to go on as scheduled from July 23 through August 1, but it will have a different look this year.

A variety of change are being forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Delaware Tourism Office

The Delaware Tourism Office (DTO) has launched a “Go-to-Guide” to encourage safe travel this holiday weekend and all summer long throughout the First State.

Delaware Department of Agriculture

New Castle County is under quarantine again to try to contain the persistent pest known as the spotted lanternfly.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

A site of a vacant liquor store and laundromat in West Center City Wilmington could soon become a space for local entrepreneurs to try out their ideas. 

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A COVID-19 outbreak at a state prison facility in Sussex County is growing.

Delaware’s Department for Correction reports another 22 inmates have tested COVID-19 positive at the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware reports nearly 200 new COVID-19 cases and 2 additional deaths Friday.

The state’s death toll is now 512.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware is reporting 221 new coronavirus cases Thursday and one related death.

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New unemployment claims are still high in Delaware, though they have levelled off in recent weeks.

The Delaware Department of Labor received 2,771 new claims for the week ending June 27 and paid almost $39 million in benefits.

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Delaware’s Department of Correction (DOC) reports three inmates have turned up COVID-19 positive - the first new cases in the state’s prison system since May 21.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Delaware students have joined a nationwide trend of anonymously sharing their experiences of racism and bias at school on social media. 

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The University of Delaware is offering more information about its reopening plan.

UD announced Wednesday all winter 2021 study abroad programs, domestic and international, are canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Evictions and foreclosures are allowed to resume in Delaware again Wednesday under the latest change to Gov. John Carney’s Emergency Order.

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Delaware’s tall ship - the Kalmar Nyckel - will be back on the Wilmington Riverfront this weekend, but the public’s access will be minimal. 


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The Delaware Public Archives’ First Saturday program series is now online due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Bars in the state’s beach communities are not alone in seeing coronavirus restrictions for the 4th of July weekend.


A row of fountain fireworks on a table at a stand in a Safeway parking lot.
Roman Battaglia / Delaware Public Media

More people are expected to celebrate this 4th of July at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whether that’s good news or bad depends on who you talk to.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Few new COVID-19 cases are added to Delaware’s total Wednesday.

State health officials announced just 36 new cases after three consecutive days of nearly 100 or more.

Tom Byrne / Delaware Public Media

Lawmakers convened last night for an unusually short final day of session, holding brief virtual sessions to complete the 150th General Assembly.


The House met for just 25 minutes to gavel into special session and the Senate met a bit longer to mark the end of a historic legislative career.

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The city of Rehoboth Beach is now mandating people wear face coverings in all public places.

The Rehoboth Beach commissioners adopted the policy unanimously during a special meeting Tuesday.


The mandate goes into effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday and covers all public streets, sidewalks and parks – as well as the Boardwalk, the beach, and all commercial establishments. 


State of Delaware

Gov. John Carney is ordering bars in beach communities to close ahead of the Fourth of July weekend and promising stronger enforcement of coronavirus precautions at restaurants. 

via State of Delaware Livestream

Tuesday, June 30 was the last day of the legislative session and fiscal year, and Delaware a signed budget - albeit a very different one than proposed in January.



Paul Simon - Wilmington Artist (Submitted Photo)

The Historic Odessa Foundation (HOF) is among those reopening after shutting down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It will welcomes visitors back this week on a limited basis with two new exhibits opening on Wednesday, July 1, 2020:


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Two Delaware school districts appointed interim/acting superintendents this week.