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The Longwood Foundation is launching a new challenge grant to bolster the Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund.

The new $500,000 challenge grant will give donors the opportunity to double the impact of their gift through August 31.  

 

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DART plans to return to full bus service next week with the exception of the seasonal Beach Bus services in the resort areas.

 

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Delaware's Division of Public Health is awarded a grant to help implement expanded testing and data capacity for its COVID-19 response.

 

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After weeks of backlogs, the state’s Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP) is helping more businesses.

HELP received 500 applications in its first six weeks, and faced a significant backlog because the Division of Small Business only had two underwriters to process them.

 

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Wilmington is projecting significant losses because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Mayor Mike Purzycki believes the city is ready to handle the challenge.

 

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With Delaware beaches opening for Memorial Day weekend, Rehoboth Beach Commissioners want other restrictions lifted, and more testing as an onslaught of people is expected to hit the resort town.

 

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Initial unemployment claims continue dropping as the new system for independent contractors and the self-employed to file for benefits gets up and running this weekend.

 

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The Food Bank of Delaware hosts a third round of drive-thru mobile pantries in all three counties next week.

The three pantries will each serve up to 2,500 families.

 

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Dover Air Force Base is increasing its role in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.

The base is serving as the East Coast hub for Transport Isolation Systems decontamination in the United States.

Unemployment insurance, small business loans and the CARES Act were among the issues Sen. Chris Coons discussed with members of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Monday.

 

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A five-year grant will help two Delaware State University professors create a training program to prepare students for biomedical research careers.

 

With some small businesses allowed to reopen on a limited basis on Friday, the question is "Are they ready?"

The CEO of the state’s public/private entity tasked with helping further economic development says the answer is "yes."

 


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Over 20,000 low income residents in Wilmington will soon receive reusable masks.

 

The Wilmington COVID-19 Community Mobilization Group is working with local vendors to make the washable masks available because it is not known how long the directive to wear face coverings will last.

 

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Independent contractors, the self-employed and others can start using a new system to apply for unemployment insurance benefits next week.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic us prompting All Saints Catholic School in Elsmere to close at the end of this school year.

 

With driving down during the COVID-19 pandemic, those staying at home are biking and walking more to get exercise and keep busy.

 

But bicyclists and pedestrians are reminded to use common sense and follow the rules.

Auto insurers throughout the country are offering consumers breaks on their policies because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Delaware Department of Insurance is making residents aware of what insurance providers are doing for residents as vehicle use drops during the crisis.

The Wilmington Airport Task Force recommends that New Castle County not renew its lease with the Delaware River and Bay Authority.

 

The 30-year lease will automatically renew for another 30 years in 2025 if the county does not send notification of non-renewal to the DRBA by June 30.

 

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The 2020 Delaware State Fair plans to go on as scheduled, but one of the main attractions, the concerts at the Grandstand is cancelled.

 


 

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New unemployment claims in Delaware remain high, but are starting to tail off a bit.

And the state hopes processing them will start to become easier.

 


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The Food Bank of Delaware latest round of drive-thru events is delivering food to Delaware residents in need statewide this week.

 

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Delaware State University is helping its most vulnerable students during the coronavirus pandemic with an emergency relief fund.

 

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The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another big event scheduled in Dover.

Dover’s Fourth of July celebration is canceled because of social distancing concerns, and the lack of finances available for the event.

 

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While admitting Thursday that Delaware schools will likely stay closed for the remainder of the academic year, Gov. JohnCarney says it’s not an easy call to make.

 


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Delaware’s Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust has an upgraded place in the state's Department of Justice.

The division was elevated from office status last week when Gov. Carney signed Senate Bill 96. 

 


The Delaware NAACP wants the state to monitor and address areas that coronavirus pandemic seems disportionately affect to minority and disenfranchised Delawareans

 

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Over half of the state's COVID-19 deaths have come at long-term care facilities throughout the state.

And Gov. Carney has updated his state of emergency order to change how those facilities approach the pandemic.


The coronavirus pandemic is not preventing the Food Bank of Delaware from providing for Delawareans in need.

 


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The first project related to the upcoming I-95 corridor rehabilitation plan in Wilmington begins Wednesday.

The nearly $20 million dollar project begins on April 15.

 

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Delaware continues to shed jobs during the coronavirus crisis.  

The state saw about the same number of new jobless claims last week as it did the week before.

 

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