100 more positive cases; State gets 5,000 rapid test kits

Positive cases of coronavirus in the state increased to 593 Saturday, marking a jump of more than 100 cases from the day before. Around the state, 14 people have died from COVID-19, and 95 people are hospitalized. However, 71 people have recovered from the virus.Individuals who have recovered and those who have died are still […]

Universities ponder graduation makeup dates amid postponements

Delaware universities are still determining how to move forward with graduation details as coronavirus has shifted education to continue remotely for the rest of the semester. The University of Delaware announced Thursday that it would postpone its 2020 Commencement, originally scheduled for May 30. “We’ve had to take a series of responsible, yet drastic measures […]

Delaware State Police establish checkpoints in Sussex County for out-of-state travelers

LEWES — State police established checkpoints at several locations in Sussex County Saturday to address out-of-state travelers. “We’re just passing on the information to them, as to what the expectations are regarding quarantine and what the restrictions are,” said Master Cpl. Michael Austin, a spokesman for the Delaware State Police. On Saturday, DSP had established […]

State school board sets virtual meeting Monday to discuss virus

DOVER — As school boards across the state determine new academic calendars, the state school board will meet virtually at 5 p.m. Monday to discuss COVID-19’s impact on public and charter schools throughout Delaware. The board plans to discuss updates from the Delaware Department of Education regarding the coronavirus. On the agenda is a discussion […]

UD postpones commencement, universities weigh graduation options

Delaware universities are still determining how to move forward with graduation details as coronavirus has shifted education to continue remotely for the rest of the semester. University of Delaware announced Thursday that it would postpone its 2020 Commencement, originally scheduled for May 30.  “We’ve had to take a series of responsible, yet drastic measures to […]

Lake Forest, other school districts modify academic calendars

FELTON — Lake Forest is the latest of the school boards throughout the state to approve a new academic calendar in response coronavirus, which resulted in schools closing through May 15.  In his letter announcing that schools would shutter through mid-May, Gov. John Carney acknowledged that the long term closure would push school calendars beyond […]

Coping with children’s anxiety over pandemic

With schools closed and parents working from home, when the anxiety starts to creep in, what do you do? NAMI Delaware and Meghan Walls, pediatric psychologist at Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children, during a livestream Monday evening, sought to give parents and teachers some strategies to cope with anxiety. “We do try to hone in […]

We Can Week goes online in Smyrna

SMYRNA — This year was supposed to be the biggest iteration of the New York-based singer Jesse Ruben’s community service program, We Can Project, for the Smyrna School District yet. Like many other things this past month, however, it was postponed as a safety measure due to COVID-19. Despite that, organizers wanted the show to […]

‘On the front lines of a war’: Nurses describe life during pandemic

When Annamarie Flick gets home, she has a station set up in her garage, with a laundry basket and hand sanitizer. She changes her clothes and wipes down her phone. Her shoes and work bag stay outside. “Nothing comes in anymore, just to try to keep everything safe,” she said. Ms. Flick is a registered […]

Donations around state back healthcare workers

MIDDLETOWN — From pallets containing thousands of goggles and lab coats, to a box of tissues or gloves, donations across the state have been coming in to support health care workers as they face COVID-19. “I always think of Delaware sort of as extended family,” said Kristen Raber, corporate director for ChristianaCare. “I think this […]