Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS) and the Delaware Department of Technology & Information (DTI) announced on Tuesday, Sept. 22, that the COVID Alert DE app will be interoperable with Pennsylvania’s exposure notification app, COVID Alert PA, …

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Beebe Healthcare recently updated visitor restrictions to allow in-patients at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus one well visitor per day from 2 to 7 p.m. Emergency department patients in Lewes and at the South Coastal Emergency Department will continue to be permitted one well visitor.

Gov. John Carney at his weekly Tuesday press conference on Sept. 15 was asked about whether or not Halloween events will be canceled this year, Carney smiled and said, “I am the Irish governor who canceled St. Patrick’s Day. God forbid if I cancel Halloween.”

Last month, Virginia became the first state in the nation to launch a COVID-19 tracing app for smartphones. The announcement came with many questions, concerns and reassurances about users’ privacy, as people asked how the app could possibly notify people they might have been exposed to the …

Gov. John Carney on Thursday, Sept. 3, signed the 27th modification to his State of Emergency (https://governor.delaware.gov/health-soe/twenty-seventh-state-of-emergency/), combining all active COVID-19 restrictions into a single order. The modification also formalized the latest restriction…

The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) on Monday, Sept. 7, announced that Charles R.J. Patterson of Frankford, a 55 year-old inmate at Sussex Correctional Institution who had underlying health conditions, had died that day at Bayhealth Hospital’s Kent Campus, from complications from COP…

Bars in Delaware will reopen this weekend, with patrons being permitted to sit at the rail, as long as they have reserved seating and are sure to order food.

DART is inviting Delawareans to “mask up,” in a contest that offers people the chance to show off their masks and get a chance to win either a seven-day DART Pass or a week’s supply of DART Paratransit tickets. One winner from each county (New Castle, Kent and Sussex) will be selected.

Gov. John Carney on Wednesday, Aug. 26, signed the 25th modification to his State of Emergency declaration, formalizing new face-covering requirements for children. The modification also requires Delaware schools to notify families if they become aware of cases of COVID-19 in their schools.

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As Delaware families consider a safe return to school, Gov. John Carney and the Division of Public Health on Monday, Aug. 24, announced an update to Delaware’s face coverings guidance for children.

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When the coronavirus first appeared on the Delmarva Peninsula in March, hospitals severely limited visitors, in order to prevent spread of the disease and prevent strain on hospital care systems.

While everyone is being advised to wear face masks in public to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, the type selected makes a difference — with the three-layer option preferred and Spandex neckwear, known as a gator, to be avoided — the director of the Delaware Division of Public Health…

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Based on a review of COVID-19 data in Delaware, Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced on Aug. 4 that Delaware schools may open under a hybrid scenario next month, with a mix of in-person and remote instruction and significant safety precautions to limit …

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Forty-six people were hospitalized with the coronavirus as of Friday, July 31, down from 55 reported on Friday, July 24, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s weekly update, with seven additional deaths in the past week and a total of 585 deaths.

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Gov. John Carney, at a meeting with members of the Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee, during which he received their report, thanked the 46-member panel for planning for “a potentially dangerous resurgence of COVID-19 in fall 2020.”

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Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan passed a declaration requiring everyone over the age of 5 to wear face coverings on Ocean City’s Boardwalk between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 a.m. The declaration will take effect Friday, July 31, at 5 p.m.

The Delaware Department of Correction announced this week that an inmate at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown had died after being infected with COVID-19. DOC officials reported that John W. Rosciolo, a 78-year-old inmate with underlying health conditions, had died on Friday, Jul…

Gov. John Carney this week hinted that Delaware is likely to follow what he called the “yellow light,” or second of three possible scenarios for reopening schools. It involves using a mixed model of instruction with both remote learning and in-person instruction.

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) recently released an update to its coordinated statewide plan to ensure all Delawareans continue to have access to safe and efficient coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing.

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Beebe Healthcare this week updated its visitor restrictions, which were put in place in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some patients who are not COVID-19-positive or being tested for COVID-19 are now being permitted one healthy visitor. Beebe locations throughout Sussex County continue to r…

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Delaware Secretary of Education Susan Bunting on Wednesday, July 15, released the State’s guidance for the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 academic year. Districts and charter schools are to use the guidance to formulate plans for the upcoming school year.

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Two weeks after proactive monitoring and testing identified a cluster of inmates with COVID-19 at the Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI), all 973 inmates have been tested for COVID-19, with a third (303) of the inmates testing positive and two-thirds (650) testing negative, Delaware Depar…

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) on Friday, July 10, reported no additional fatalities related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and 121 additional positive cases, as of 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 9. They reported that 58 individuals were hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Delaw…

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) on Thursday, July 9, reported two additional fatalities related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and 69 additional positive cases, as of 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8. They reported that 63 individuals were hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Del…

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) on Wednesday, July 8, reported one additional fatality related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and 48 additional positive cases, as of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7. They reported that 57 individuals were hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Delawa…

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) on Tuesday, July 7, reported two additional fatalities related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and 121 additional positive cases, as of 6 p.m. on Monday, July 6. They reported that 56 individuals were hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Delawa…

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Gov. John Carney on Monday, July 6, formally extended Delaware’s state-of-emergency declaration another 30 days, aiming to to confront community spread of COVID-19. The State had also previously announced that it would delay moving into Phase 3 of reopening, remaining in Phase 2 until furthe…

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) on Monday, July 6, reported no additional fatalities related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), but 165 additional positive cases, as of 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 5. They reported that 54 individuals were hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Delaware…

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing 132 additional positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Delaware, as of 6 p.m., Saturday, July 4, 2020. No additional deaths were reported Saturday. In addition, 53 individuals are currently hospitalized due to COVID-…