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Delaware Public Media Novel Coronavirus coverage

This page offers all of Delaware Public Media's ongoing coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak and how it is affecting the First State. 

Check here regularly for the latest new and information.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hospitals in Kent and Sussex counties are strained by coronavirus cases, according to an NPR analysis of federal data. Hospital administrators say they are adapting and still able to meet patient needs.


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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.

Delaware Public Media

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


Roman Battaglia / Delaware Public Media

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

Roman Battaglia / Delaware Public Media

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

 

And the state's capital is among them.


Sophia Schmidt / Delaware Public Media

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

Sophia Schmidt / Delaware Public Media

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. 

Delaware Public Media

A mask mandate resumes at Dover Air Force Base.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

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.

 

Sarah Mueller / Delaware Public Media

The temporary eviction moratorium the CDC reinstated this week covers counties experiencing substantial or high transmission of the coronavirus—including all three in Delaware. 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

 

Delaware Public Media

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


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The head of the Small Business Administration visited Wilmington Monday to highlight programs to help businesses survive the pandemic.

  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Delaware State Fair

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


Red Clay Consolidated School District Facebook page

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

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

A recent University of Delaware graduate is a big winner in the state’s COVID vaccine incentive lottery.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

 


 

Sophia Schmidt / Delaware Public Media

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


Sophia Schmidt / Delaware Public Media

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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