Gov. Carney formally extends State of Emergency for COVID-19

WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney on Wednesday formally extended the state of emergency declaration another 30 days to confront community spread of COVID-19. “We are in a resurgence, and we need to stay vigilant to limit the spread of this virus,” Gov. Carney said in a statement. “Let’s not erase the progress we’ve made over […]

Delaware COVID testing sites seeing increase in visits over last 10 days

WILMINGTON — COVID-19 community pop-up testing site visits increased by 40% in the last 10 days according to information provided by the state, a rise that has led to increased wait times and longer turnarounds for results. State officials are encouraging patience and asking those looking to get tested to preregister when possible. The state […]

Inmate COVID cases take big jump

SMYRNA — Positive COVID-19 cases at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center skyrocketed from 45 to 174 in a recent five-day span, according to an update Tuesday. The Delaware Department of Correction reported that 155 COVID-19-positive inmates at Vaughn were asymptomatic as of Tuesday morning and 19 were experiencing symptoms. The numbers were 21 and 24, […]

Seaford Christmas parade called off

SEAFORD — There has been an abrupt reversal in Downtown Seaford Association’s plans for a “reverse” Christmas parade, as the event slated for Dec. 5 has been canceled. Earlier this fall, the DSA announced plans to hold a reverse parade in the downtown High Street district, where parade entries would be stationery and spectators would […]

More data added to Delaware virus website; cases, testing up

DOVER — Citizens tracking COVID-19 progression in Delaware will find more detailed data on the state’s My Healthy Community Dashboard, from the spike in positive cases per 100,000 released Monday, to the percentage of positive tests in specific ZIP codes outlined on a map and the number of tests performed daily. As positive cases are […]

Two more youths at Stevenson House test positive for COVID

MILFORD — Two additional youths residing at Stevenson House Detention Center have tested positive for coronavirus, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families announced Monday, bringing the total secure care youth cases to four. The department said it received the test results over the weekend and immediately initiated cleaning and notification protocol […]

Third major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

LONDON (AP) — Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, buoying the prospects of a relatively cheap, easy-to-store product that may become the vaccine of choice for the developing world. The results are based on an interim analysis of trials in the U.K. and Brazil of a vaccine […]

State to distribute extra monthly benefits as part of pandemic response

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits for November to eligible households as part of the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Benefits will be provided through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and two cash aid programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and General Assistance. The SNAP emergency food […]

Local COVID testing sites announced for this week

Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency announced the list of community testing sites throughout Delaware this week. Testing locations listed below include pop-up and Curative trailer sites. “Testing is the best way to track the spread of COVID-19 and monitor for potential outbreaks. But it’s not […]

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 cancels indoor events through Jan.

MILLSBORO — With the continuing spread of COVID-19, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 has canceled all its indoor events through Jan. 31. The unit announced the cancellations Friday in a press release. “While striving to serve our veterans, military, and community we are looking seriously at the new restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 […]