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The state is giving more people access to second COVID-19 vaccine doses at its Dover International Speedway mass vaccination site.

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State officials detail how they’re trying to reach underserved communities to achieve equitable COVID vaccine distribution in the First State.


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Delaware continues to focus on distributing second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

And it’s still not clear when the state will resume administering first doses to those still waiting for them.   


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware is steadily making progress in slowing the spread of Coronavirus in the state after the spike in January.

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State health officials are pushing to get the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to those who need it later this week.

Gregory Boulden

Thousands more seniors as well as educators in Delaware are expected to be vaccinated against the coronavirus this week, after mass vaccination events this weekend were plagued by delays.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware’s COVID-19 death toll jumped again Saturday.

State health officials announced 9 more deaths,  pushing Delaware’s total 1,036.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

One more Delawarean has died from COVID-19, bringing the state’s total coronavirus death toll to 1,027 Thursday.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Delawareans over age 65 and others in phase 1B of the state’s vaccine rollout will soon be able to receive vaccinations. 

Tatiana & Gerret Copeland with their dog Reggie

The Delaware Humane Association (DHA) has received a generous donation from two well-known First State philanthropists.

Two employees at Rehoboth Beach's City Hall have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting officials to close the building temporarily until Monday January 4, 2021.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

State public health officials urge Delawareans not to go out or gather with others on New Year’s Eve to prevent spread of the coronavirus.

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The state is trying to prevent staff layoffs at school districts and charters due to enrollment drops during the pandemic. 

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Many citizens are eager to take the coronavirus vaccine, and scammers may be taking advantage.

The Food Bank of Delaware is hitting record numbers in food distribution this year. 

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Congress passed a roughly $900 billion coronavirus relief bill Monday. Sen. Chris Coons is already looking to the next one.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) will close all park offices within Delaware State Parks temporarily starting this Thursday - Christmas Eve.

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It’s been one week since the state began a “zero-tolerance” enforcement policy for violations of coronavirus restrictions.

Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington is able to stay open during Gov. Carney’s current stay-at-home advisory. 


And the museum is taking the opportunity this month to salute frontline workers who have helped communities during the pandemic.



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Delaware is among just a handful of states that have started vaccinations in nursing homes. 

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A temporary COVID-19 unit for the general public is in place at a Milford nursing home. It’s an effort to open up space in hospitals as capacity is tested by record coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.


Delaware Public Media

The state is instituting more restrictions to address the winter surge of the coronavirus, including a 10 p.m. curfew at restaurants and bars.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The coronavirus continues to accelerate its spread in Delaware.

The state reports another day of more than 900 new cases. The 925 cases Tuesday is another near record - second only to the 936 last Thursday.

Blue Hens are flocking to winter session at the University of Delaware.

Winter session is typically smaller than fall or spring, but this year it's seeing an enrollment spike.

So far the bipartisan plan for COVID relief from Congress leaves out direct payments to Americans. But one member of Delaware’s Congressional delegation wants to change that. 

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The stay-at-home advisory Gov. John Carney announced Thursday is voluntary. But he is not ruling out more “dramatic” measures to control the coronavirus. 

State of Delaware

Gov. John Carney announced a stay-at-home advisory and universal indoor mask mandate starting later this month as the state sets records for new coronavirus cases.  He says he is still considering additional restrictions.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The state reports another near-record day of new cases of coronavirus.

The 580 cases reported in Delaware Thursday was only surpassed by the 583 reported Wednesday and the 656 reported earlier this month.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware passed the thirty thousand mark for total confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The state’s total now stands at 30,153 cases since the pandemic started.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The Medical Society of Delaware is backing up state guidance on best practices for spending Thanksgiving with loved ones during a pandemic.