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Sen. Tom Carper visited Dover Monday to help break ground on the city’s new post office. 

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Delaware’s Department for Correction continues to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak at a Sussex County prison facility.

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The First State adds over 100 new COVID-19 cases to its total again.

State health officials reported 165 cases Monday, pushing the First State’s total since March 11 to 12,293.

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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

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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.

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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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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.


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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.

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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.

 

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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. 

 


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.
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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.


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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. 

 

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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. 

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The country broke its record for daily new cases of the coronavirus last week. The resurgence is causing one university in Delaware to think twice about its fall plan.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The First State continues to see an uptick in its new COVID-19 cases.

 

State health officials announced 98 new cases Tuesday – along with 2 deaths.

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Gov. Carney announced last week he is delaying a move to Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan. Today, he's expected to address what's next in the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

No COVID-19 deaths were announced in Delaware again Monday.    The state’s death toll remains at 507 for a fifth straight day.

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State health officials urging people in Delaware’s beach areas to get tested for COVID-19.

 

The request comes after a major testing event in Rehoboth Beach Thursday found about 100 new cases and another testing site in Dewey Beach turned up a dozen cases.

 

 

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware added another 74 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, but no new deaths. 

 

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Educators face a unique challenge this summer.

They’re not only tasked with combating the usual summer learning loss, but they now need to address learning progress stunted by the pandemic – a so-called  “Covid Slide.”

Contributor Larry Nagengast took a closer look at initiatives  attempting to meet these challenges.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Positive COVID-19 cases in Delaware now top 11,000.  State health official announced 78 new cases Friday, bringing the total to 11,017 since March 11th. 

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Gov. John Carney says Delaware will wait a little longer before moving to Phase 3 of its reopening plan.  

 

 

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Delaware’s Department of Correction (DOC) has accepted a gift of disposable masks from a celebrity prison reform group. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware added one death and 42 new COVID-19 cases to its totals Wednesday. 

The state’s death toll now stands at 505 and it now has 10,889 positive cases since March 11th. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware’s COVID-19 death toll jumped by 69 Tuesday, lifting it over 500.  But Delaware’s Division of Public Health says the sharp rise is misleading.

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The University of Delaware unveils its initial plans for reopening campus to students this fall.

 

UD President Dennis Assanis says fall semester classes will start Sept. 1st.

 

 

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