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University of Delaware staff face layoffs and furloughs as the university tries to mitigate a $250 million deficit created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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State health officials say Delaware is prepared to distribute a coronavirus vaccine once one gets federal approval.


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Delaware’s Department of Correction (DOC) is reporting new COVID-19 cases at one of its work release programs and the state has temporarily suspended the program in response. 


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The Delaware Tourism Office unveiled an interactive “trail” of new murals throughout the state Monday. 

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The state reports a slow uptick in new coronavirus cases and seven additional related deaths this past week.

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Cases of the coronavirus continue to be found on university campuses in Delaware. Officials at the state’s biggest school think the problem is off-campus gatherings.


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Delaware released it’s new COVID-19 contact tracing app on Tuesday.


The state is leveraging technology to encourage social distancing.

The COVID Alert DE app is free to download and available to anyone 18 or older with Apple or Android phones who lives, works or attends college in Delaware.

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Teachers in the Cape Henlopen School District say they doubt the district’s plan to reopen safely.

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A multi-vendor food hall in Wilmington closed by the COVID-19 pandemic is ready to return this week.

 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The organizers of last weekend’s outdoor rodeo event in Bridgeville now face charges and fines. The large event, reportedly attended by hundreds if not thousands, violated coronavirus State of Emergency gathering limits.

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Delaware’s largest university reports 66 cases of the coronavirus since classes started last week. 

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Some residents of northeast Wilmington received kits with the opioid overdose reversing drug naloxone Tuesday.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coronavirus metrics in Delaware remain largely flat, but state officials are noting a slight increase in cases in certain areas of the state. 


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A beloved neighborhood gay bar in Wilmington was racking up bills while closed during the pandemic. The community has rallied around it.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Starting Tuesday, Delaware’s long term care facilities can apply to allow visitors to see their loved ones indoors.

 

Dover International Speedway pays tribute to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks with its annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive this week.

 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware health officials report positive cases of Coronavirus continue to trend upward.

 

There were 676 new positive cases of COVID-19 this week, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 17,752.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

A smaller pool of candidates is vying for Mayor of Wilmington in 2020. 

But Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt reports the race is no less contentious.


Kent County residents missing their trips to the library can resume them soon as the Kent County Public Library is moving closer to welcoming the public back:

 


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The YMCA of Delaware is offering help to working parents struggling with the return of remote learning as the new school year begins.


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The state of Delaware is sending out more enforcement teams to ensure businesses are following the state guidelines.

 

And they’re starting to issue heavier penalties.

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The state released a new fall sports guidance which could open the door for high school sports, including football, to return sooner than expected.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware health officials report another death related to COVID-19 and a few hundred new cases of the virus over the weekend.

Physicians in Delaware have been using convalescent plasma for months to treat COVID-19 patients through an expanded access program led by the Mayo Clinic.


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Sen. Tom Carper visited a Coronavirus testing event in Georgetown Thursday to highlight the accessibility of testing in the First State.

 

State officials renew their effort to encourage Delaware businesses to participate in the Customer Protection Standard Shield program.

 


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

New Castle County is directing a portion of its CARES Act funding toward organizations fighting food insecurity. 


AARP has awarded a $20,000 Community Challenge Grant to the Delaware Children’s Museum (DCM) in Wilmington.

 


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The state’s public school districts and charters have now largely settled on how they’ll approach beginning the new school year.

Delaware Public Media contributor Larry Nagengast provides an overview of their various plans and walks us through the knowns and unknowns.

 


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