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The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Business Roundtable back President Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal workers, large employers, and health care staff.

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The Delaware Art Museum is the latest entity to implement a vaccine mandate policy.


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The city of Lewes may join the state in requiring vaccinations or weekly testing for its employees.

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Cities in Delaware continue to weigh the use of mask and vaccine mandates.

 

And the state's capital is among them.


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Two suits against the University of Delaware over its virtual instruction during the pandemic can move forward. 

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The FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer COVID vaccine on Monday.

 

And the state hopes that eases the minds of some vaccine hesitant Delawareans.


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It’s shaping up to be a tense start to the school year in Delaware—as the coronavirus surges and a small but vocal group of parents push back on the state’s school mask mandate. 

 


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A new program offering at-home COVID tests at Delaware’s libraries is going better than expected.


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Parents for and against Gov John Carney’s mask mandate for schools voice their  opinions during the Red Clay School Board meeting.


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State employees and healthcare workers will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested regularly under a new mandate announced Thursday. 

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A mask mandate resumes at Dover Air Force Base.

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Courts in Delaware resume a mask mandate next week.

In order to combat the COVID-19 Delta variant, Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Collins Seitz announced the state Judicial Branch will require masks in state court buildings starting Monday, August 16.

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With recommendations to wear masks indoors because of the Delta variant of COVID-19 - is a mask mandate for Delaware public schools this fall coming?

Gov. Carney doesn’t have an answer…yet.

 

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As COVID cases rise again in Delaware, state officials reiterate their  recommendations for the vaccinated and unvaccinated.

 

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It’s time to start wearing your face mask indoors again, even if you’ve already been vaccinated against COVID-19.


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While some parts of the country are reporting an increase in COVID cases, spread of the virus in Delaware has remained largely flat.

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The Delaware State Fair starts Thursday, and this year it's back in full force.


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The Division of Public Health has announced a new partnership to provide comprehensive COVID-19 testing, processing, and reporting in the state’s schools.

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Even though Delaware’s COVID State of Emergency is over, state officials remind residents to stay vigilant against the virus.

 


 

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Delaware’s main partner for COVID tests is switching to a nasal method starting Wednesday.


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As Delaware’s COVID State of Emergency ends, visitation at the state’s long-term care facilities will still face some restrictions.

 

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Delaware’s COVID State of Emergency officially ended at midnight Tuesday.

Gov. John Carney signed an order lifting the state of emergency Monday afternoon.

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Delaware’s COVID-19 State of Emergency Order comes to an end next week and state agencies are evaluating their response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Spread of COVID-19 remains low in Delaware as the state nears a 70 percent first dose vaccination rate. 

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Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations are the lowest they’ve been since the start of the pandemic. But the state continues to monitor breakthrough cases and the spread of variants.

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Gov. John Carney admits “it’s going to be tight” as Delaware tries to vaccinate 70 percent of its population by July 4th. 

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With COVID restrictions largely eliminated, vaccinations creeping up and the summer season here, you’d think restaurants hammered by the pandemic would be poised for a big rebound.

But Contributor Eileen Dallabrida reports many are struggling to ramp up.  That's because, while they have customers again, many don’t have the staff to serve them.


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The state is dealing out another round of federal aid to Delaware’s health care industry. Officials say providers are still struggling because of COVID.    


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The order allowing unprecedented levels of authority in state government as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic is ending.

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It’s still not quite clear when Gov. John Carney intends to end the state’s COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration.

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