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City of Rehoboth Beach

Barriers return to Rehoboth Beach this summer to bring al fresco dining back to the town’s main street.

State of Delaware

Delaware’s Division of Public Health is changing how providers should prioritize distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The University of Delaware detected a spike in COVID-19 cases among students this week. The school is beefing up safety precautions in response. 

Nick Ciolino / Delaware Public Media

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.


Roman Battaglia / Delaware Public Media

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.   


Delaware Public Media

State officials say an updated guidance from the CDC on school reopening will have little effect on Delaware’s policy.

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A COVID-19 vaccination center opens at Dover International Speedway later this week.

The vaccination center is scheduled for six days starting Sunday, February 21st, and is a joint effort of FEMA, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, the speedway and other state and federal agencies.


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.

The city of Lewes decided to begin accepting event permit applications again, COVID-19 permitting.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are trending down in Delaware and Gov. Carney recently loosened restrictions on businesses, restaurants and indoor gatherings, allowing up to 50 percent of capacity.

But plenty of work remains to rebuild many sectors of the state’s economy shattered by the pandemic.

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Business Roundtable are weighing in on how they believe the state should put the pieces back together.

Contributor Jon Hurdle looks at their recommendations and the state’s response.

Delaware opened registration for second vaccine doses to those who received their first shot on or before on January 18th Thursday.

Hours after beginning online registration through Curative at 10 a.m., all slots in all three counties were gone.  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 cases have dropped in Delaware in recent weeks, and state officials point to a few reasons why.


Delaware Department of Labor

The Delaware Department of Labor answered to state lawmakers on the state of unemployment benefits and its budget requests this year.

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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.

Nick Ciolino / Delaware Public Media

Healthcare payers and providers in First State recently launched a regional partnership to find out if there is a link between the COVID-19 pandemic and a decrease in preterm births.

A $300,000 grant from Highmark Delaware and other health care payers is funding research at Nemours Children’s Health System, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Yale and Northwestern Universities.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino recently spoke with Nemours neonatologist Dr. Jay Greenspan about the collaboration.

From time to time on The Green, we like to highlight work from student journalists at both the high school and college level.

Delaware Public Media partners with McKean and Mount Pleasant High Schools in the Red Clay and Brandywine school districts to expose students there to radio journalism. Delaware Public Media reporter and youth media producer Sophia Schmidt leads that collaboration for us.

And in this week’s Enlighten Me, we bring you two stories from students in the radio career pathway at Mount Pleasant about ways life has changed during the pandemic.

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Walgreens presented its plan for COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce vaccine roundtable Thursday.


State of Delaware

Gov. John Carney is taking new actions to loosen restrictions on public gatherings and advance an equitable rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in the First State. 

State of Delaware

State officials say they are able to store and distribute as much COVID-19 vaccine they receive from the federal government.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The state continues to recover from the surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the past few months.

Courtesy of New Castle County government

New Castle County and Delaware State University cut the ribbon on the new genomics testing lab on the DSU’s Wilmington campus.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The state confirms the first cases of the more contagious UK variant of COVID-19 in Delaware.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The state is officially tweaking its guidance around giving Delawareans second doses of the coronavirus vaccine. 

Joe Irizarry / Delaware Public Media

A constitutional amendment protecting equal rights for all Delawareans is now in place after unanimously clearing its final hurdle in the House.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The average number of daily COVID-19 cases in the First State remain on a downward trajectory.

COVID-19 hospitalizations are on a downward trend in Delaware in recent days.

Delaware Public Media

Gov. John Carney’s State of the State hit a few points lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can agree on.

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.

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Immigrant families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are getting help from the Sussex County Relief Program.