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The novel coronavirus outbreak is unchartered territory, leaving all of us struggling to process what is going on and what it means to us and our families.

And that’s just as true for kids as it is for adults.  Maybe even more so – as children are asked to learn at home instead of school and maintain social distancing that separates them their friends.

So how should parents talk to their kids about the virus and how it is changing their world.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Meghan Walls  -a pediatric psychologist at Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children - joins us to offer some guidance.


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Lt. General Todd Semonite of the Army Corps of Engineers recently signed off on the plan that would place dredged material from the Delaware River and Bay at Bowers Beach, Slaughter Beach, Prime Hook Beach and Lewes Beach. 

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ChristianaCare started accepting medical supply donations to help battle coronavirus and protect healthcare workers today in Newport.

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The state announced 15 new cases of the new coronavirus disease Wednesday, bringing the statewide total since March 11 to 119.

Delaware’s hospitals and their partners are preparing for a surge of patients as the number of cases of the new coronavirus disease in the state grows. 


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The state announced 17 new cases of the new coronavirus disease Tuesday. 104 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 in Delaware.

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Gov. John Carney has declared a public health emergency in Delaware.


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Delaware reports 31 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, taking the state total to 87. Monday's increase is the largest the state has seen in a single day.

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Delaware reports 11 new COVID-19 Sunday, taking the state total to 56.

Seven of the new cases are in New Castle County, which now has 39 cases to date.  4 new cases are reported in Sussex County, giving it 12 cases.

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Delaware’s number of COVID-19 cases hit 45 Saturday afternoon.

That includes several new cases in New Castle County, which now has 32 cases to date.

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