State adding more data to COVID dashboard

WILMINGTON — The Delaware Division of Public Health has added two new sets of data to its COVID-19 data dashboard. Percentage of positive tests is now available, and hospitalizations can now be sorted by county. The state previously only posted percentage of positive persons. But now, seven months into the pandemic, so many individuals have […]

State launches Fight Flu DE campaign

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health is partnering with health care, faith-based and community partners to launch an aggressive communications campaign to mobilize all Delawareans to get their flu vaccinations called “Fight Flu DE.” While DPH has always been proactive in encouraging flu vaccinations, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a greater urgency for […]

State hoping to push number of COVID cases back down

WILMINGTON — As Delaware’s COVID-19 numbers have increased over the last couple of weeks, state officials are reminding the public the virus has not gone away. The Delaware Division of Public Health announced 93 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 19,761. Delaware’s seven-day rolling average has stayed above the […]

State launches COVID Alert DE mobile app

WILMINGTON — A new mobile app is available, which the state says can help fight against the spread of COVID-19. Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and the Delaware Department of Technology and Information on Tuesday launched COVID Alert DE – a mobile app available in the App Store or Google Play […]

COVID-19 violations at Bridgeville rodeo result in 3 charges and $21,000 fine

BRIDGEVILLE — Three administrative charges were filed against the licensee of an outdoor rodeo festival hosted in Bridgeville last weekend and two previous indoor events, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS) announced on Friday. The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement (DATE) officers, who […]

Delaware back on states’ quarantine lists

WILMINGTON — Delaware’s on-and-off relationship with the 14-day quarantine lists of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut continued on Tuesday as Delaware was added to the list for the fourth time this summer. Delaware was most recently removed from the lists on Aug. 26. That stint lasted just one week. The criteria to be placed […]

Bar service to resume at Delaware beaches this weekend

WILMINGTON — Bars in Delaware’s beach communities can resume service this weekend with restrictions, the Delaware Division of Public Health announced on Tuesday. Patrons are now permitted to sit at bars in the beach communities but they must have a reservation and must order food. Seats must also be socially distanced between each household. “We’re […]

Gov. Carney, DPH release new fall sports guidelines

Gov. John Carney signed the 26th modification to his State of Emergency Order on Tuesday, releasing updated guidance from the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) on playing fall sports safely in Delaware. The new guidance categorizes sports by risk – high risk, medium risk, and low risk — and requires sports organizers to follow […]

No timetable for Phase Three of reopening, says Gov. Carney

WILMINGTON — There is no timetable for Delaware to move to Phase 3 of its reopening plan following the shutdown put in place to help curb the spread of COVID-19, Gov. John Carney said at his weekly press briefing on Tuesday. While Gov. Carney noted the state’s COVID-19 numbers keep improving, he said a move […]

DIAA board votes to support condensed sports schedule, no sports in the fall

The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) Board of Directors voted to support a condensed sports schedule for the upcoming high school academic year. Under this proposal, there will be no sports in the fall. A condensed fall sports season would be played in between condensed winter and spring seasons in 2021. All sports would have […]