Dover Air Force Base adjusts access to facility

DOVER – In an effort to ensure unit readiness at Dover Air Force Base, protect the community and address the COVID-19 threat, Col. Matthew Jones, the 436thAirlift Wing commander, directed new base access procedures. Effective Wednesday, retired military members, their dependents and approved Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) holders will only be allowed access to […]

Police enforce emergency rules: Sussex checkpoints intended to inform out-of-state travelers

DOVER — State police had their eyes on out-of-state travelers Saturday, as several checkpoints were established in Sussex County. “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 […]

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 […]

Millsboro labyrinth offers outlet for meditation, prayer in crisis

MILLSBORO — Prayer and meditation are some ways people cope with crisis. That certainly is the world today. Protective masks, school closures, restrictions on travel, business and large gatherings, and stay-at-home orders and social distancing practice are the norm amid stress, anxiety, and fear of the unknown in everyday life magnified during the coronavirus crisis. […]

DelDOT keeps roadwork projects on track through pandemic

DOVER — Time does not wait on any project when it comes to keeping Delaware’s roadways, bridges and other infrastructure in top-running condition. That’s what has made the challenge of working through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic so challenging for the Delaware Department of Transportation’s (DelDOT) employees and the contractors that work for them. Keeping roads […]

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 […]

A timeline of coronavirus in Delaware

FROM THE HOME OFFICE – The dateline, as the newspaper business refers to the town in all caps at the start of our stories, was changed today to reflect work in the coronavirus era. Our newsroom has been dark. But our journalists are still at work from wherever they are. Like all of you, our […]

Commentary: Now is the time to come together to battle COVID-19

Commentary

By Dr. David Tam EDITOR’S NOTE: COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation. Please be aware that any information shared can change at any time. In the past month, the novel COVID-19 pandemic has become our new reality globally, nationally, and in our community. Beebe Healthcare has received questions – and some very astute ones – […]

Number of positive coronavirus cases nears 600

Positive cases of coronavirus in the state increased to 593 Saturday, marking a jump of more than one hundred cases from the day before.  Across the state, 14 people have died from COVID-19, and 95 people are hospitalized. However, 71 people have recovered from the virus.  Of those tested in Delaware, 5,874 cases have been […]

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 […]

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