DOC: Contract worker fully recovered after positive COVID-19 test

DOVER – A contract healthcare professional assigned to New Castle County Community Corrections has tested positive for COVID-19, the Delaware Department of Correction announced this morning. DOC spokesman Paul Shavack said the person has self-isolated for the past 18 days and is fully recovered. New Castle County Community Corrections consists of the Plummer Community Corrections […]

DOC suspends all on-site programming

DOVER – The Delaware Department of Correction today announced that, effective immediately, it has suspended all on-site programming in its facilities as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Today’s announcement follows restrictions announced on March 22 for on-site program volunteers who are over the age of 60 or have an underlying health condition that […]

Local parks take steps to limit spread of virus on fields and trails

DOVER — The outdoors seem like a great place to be right now. Social distancing isn’t as difficult to pull off with all those open spaces and fresh air. And while the people who run local parks do want you to get out and take advantage of the warmer weather, they are taking steps to […]

State adds restrictions to parks, wildlife area visits

DOVER – A week after Gov. John Carney issued stay-at-home orders to slow the coronavirus spread, state parks and wildlife areas remain open but now with additional restrictions for residents and visitors. Under the latest directive, anyone who enters Delaware from another state must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. The order applies to individuals who […]

Alternate healthcare sites anticipated in Milford, Wilmington

SMYRNA — From vacant hotels to the former Milford Memorial Hospital, Delaware officials are looking at buildings that can be hospitals when a surge in patients hits the state. Potential sites for makeshift hospitals include the old Milford Memorial Hospital at 21 W. Clark Avenue and a building at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in […]

More stores offer special senior shopping hours

DOVER – With the senior citizen population most at risk during the coronavirus outbreak, grocery stores are making it easier for them to do their shopping without the crowds. Due to people stocking up before self-isolation, along with the panic buyers, it has been difficult for senior citizens to get what they need. Dollar General, […]