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Beaches are closed for surfing and swimming at Cape Henlopen State Park because of a possible shark bite.

DNREC officials closed Herring Point on Thursday afternoon after a 12-year-old boy was taken to a local hospital with a bite mark around 1 p.m.

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Delaware announced a double digit rise in COVID-19 related deaths Thursday, while other coronavirus numbers remain low.

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The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is paying tribute to healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic. in Delaware and New Jersey this month.

 

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Police in Philadelphia have used tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters — and made mass arrests. But police responses to protests in Delaware so far have been comparatively restrained.

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Dover Police is offering more information on Sunday night’s looting at the Dover Mall. 

Police announced one arrest in connection to the looting, which they say started around 7:30 p.m. Sunday night when a large crowd reach the mall.

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The Federal Government apparently requested the Delaware National Guard to assist with response to protests in Washington, D.C., Monday. Gov. John Carney declined, say his spokesperson, Jonathan Starkey.

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Delaware’s COVID-19 saw small upticks in deaths and new cases Tuesday.

 

State health officials reported 5 new deaths, bringing the state’s death toll since the pandemic began to 373.

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City officials and community leaders are condemning civil unrest in Dover that followed protests surrounding the death of George Floyd—an unarmed black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis. 

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Former Vice President Joe Biden met with about a dozen community leaders in Wilmington Monday.

The meeting at Bethel AME Church came in the wake of protests in Wilmington and around the nation sparked by the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

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Some Dover businesses are picking up the pieces after demonstrations took a turn for the worse Sunday night.  Several businesses were vandalized as protesters marched from downtown up Route 13 to the Dover Mall area.

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Demonstrators in Dover are the latest to protest the deaths of George Floyd and others at the hands of the police. 

Protesters made their way around the state capital Sunday, voicing their displeasure until a curfew was put in place at 9 p.m. after two stores at Dover Mall were looted.

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Delaware COVID-19 numbers saw little movement Sunday.

 

State health officials reported 5 new deaths, bringing the state’s death toll since the pandemic began to 366. 

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A number of elected officials made their way to Market Street Sunday morning to examine the damage done during Saturday night’s distructive protests.

Gov. John Carney was among them.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

A day of peaceful protest in Wilmington Saturday over the killing of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer turned destructive as night fell. Businesses started cleaning up Sunday morning. 

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Delawareans joined protests across the country Saturday over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New COVID-19 related deaths in the First State fell back into the single digits Saturday.

 

State health officials reported 5 new deaths after 11 were added to the state’s death toll Friday.

A federal judge rejected a pastor request for a temporary restraining order to lift parts of Delaware’s COVID-10 restrictions on communities of worship.

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Delaware courts will start to reopen in June, but it will be a four phase process to get back to full operations.

That process is expected to begin the week of June 8th.

 

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Delaware begins Phase 1 of its reopening plan this Monday June 1. But even as many things start to come back to life, how they operate will be different.

That’s especially true for a number of traditional summer activities.

Last week, we offered a look at how summer camps are affected.  This week, we turn to another summer staple: community pools.

They are allowed to open, but with restrictions, and contributor Eileen Dallabrida this week spent some time surveying First State pools to see what their plans and expectations are.


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COVID-19 related deaths in the First State jumped by double digits Friday. It's the first time the state has seen more than ten deaths on a single day in nearly two weeks. 

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is increasing efforts to combat sexual harassment in housing during the coronavirus crisis.


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The Longwood Foundation is launching a new challenge grant to bolster the Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund.

The new $500,000 challenge grant will give donors the opportunity to double the impact of their gift through August 31.  

 

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ACLU of Delaware’s new executive director wants to improve voter rights in the First State.  Mike Brickner comes to the First State after leading All Voting is Local’s Ohio office for the past two years.

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The Salvation Army is increasing its efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, activating the full resources of its Emergency Disaster Services (EDS):


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Delaware saw its COVID-19 cases pass 9,000 total Tuesday.

State health officials reported 101 new cases, along with 3 new COVID-19 related deaths.

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Delaware’s is seeing a declining number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations and and its percentage of people testing postivive is also dropping incrementally as it prepares to start Phase 1 of its formal reopening June 1.

And after saying Monday how was impressed he was with how well the Memorial Day weekend went at Delaware' beaches,Gov. John Carney Tuesday announced he is endng the ban on short-term rentals in the First State and the 14-day quarantine requirment for out-of-state visitors on June 1.

Carney is expected to discuss these and other recent developments in the state's COVID-19 response at his Tuesday press briefing.

Gov. John Carney feels good about moving forward with Delaware’s rolling reopening. 

Carney toured the state’s beach towns Monday and said he liked what he saw in places like Rehoboth Beach,  adding Delaware appeared to fare better than New Jersey and Maryland.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware reported 6 new COVID-19 related deaths Monday and 156 new cases.

The total number of deaths statewide is now 332.

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Delaware opened its beaches and boardwalks with restriction for rhe Memorial Day weekend.  

As the holiday weekend winds down, Gov. John Carney visited the beach area personally to get a look at how things are going.

He plans to update the nmedia on what he saw and other aspects of the state's COVID-19 response in a Memorial Day press briefing Monday afternoon in Lewes.

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