The UK variant of COVID-19 found in three people this month is one of many variants being tracked in the U.S.

State to mandate masks in all schools, state facilities; more rules to come

Charlie Megginson Education, Government, Government & Politics, Headlines, Health

Gov. John Carney said Tuesday that masks must be worn by those over the age of 2 in all public, private and parochial schools, as well as childcare homes and centers. Carney also said state employees and visitors to state facilities must wear masks indoors beginning Monday, Aug.  16. This requirement applies to everybody, regardless of their vaccination status.  The …

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Hundreds gather to protest ChristianaCare’s vaccine mandate

Betsy Price Business, Headlines, Health

More than 350 people gathered on Churchman’s Road Saturday in front of ChristianaCare’s sign, and more were arriving by the minute.   More than 350 people gathered at the Churchman’s Road entrance to ChristianaCare’s campus Saturday morning to protest the health system’s requirement that all employees must be vaccinated. Members of the crowd stretched down the road on both sides …

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State tells unvaccinated people to test weekly; testing kits now at libraries

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

This Abbott Laboratories at-home COVID-19 test kit is available at Delaware libraries. The state of Delaware is recommending that unvaccinated people get tested weekly for the COVID-19 virus. In a press release issued Tuesday, the state also said those who are not vaccinated should be tested five to seven days after being exposed to someone with COVID-19 and that they …

State Fair opened Thursday with honor-system COVID masking

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

  It’s that time of the year: The Delaware State Fair returned to the Harrington Fairgrounds last week, bringing eclectic foods, rides, music, and more. This year’s event, dubbed ‘Your Passport to Summer Fun,’ will run until Saturday, July 31.  The ten-day event has been hosted annually at its current location for 102 years. Only four times was the fair …

The number of people in Delaware to have died from COVID-19 has topped 1,000.d has died from COVID-19.day night that 11,274 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered.

Public Health: Delta variant is dominant strain of virus in Delaware

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Health

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is causing a rising number of cases.   The COVID-19 delta variant is now the predominant strain of the coronavirus in Delaware, The Division of Public Health said in a Friday press release.  Variants are mutations of the virus, including changes to the spikes on the surface of the virus. Some variants are more transmissible …

Gov. John Carney issued more changes to his emergency orders.

State officials blame Delta variant for rise in COVID-19 cases

Daniel Larlham Jr. Headlines, Health

The number of COVID-19 cases attributed to the Delta variant jumped last week.   State officials blamed the Delta variant Tuesday night for increased numbers of COVID-19 cases in Delaware. During an online town hall meeting, the officials also talked about a new type of testing, whether a vaccine booster shot will be needed and COVID-19 regulations that will be …

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Got $100 in coins? 4 Dunkin’ locations will give you $105 for them

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

    A Dunkin’ franchisee who says he can’t get enough change from is bank will buy coins. Photo by Jeff Weese of Pexels   Hot coffee, donuts, breakfast sandwiches and free money. What do these things have in common?  All of them are being offered at four Wilmington-area Dunkin’ locations.  Before you start the car and drive off to …

Delaware records no COVID-19 deaths in last 7 days

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  While Delaware’s percentage of new positive COVID-19 tests continues to drift up, vaccinations do, too. The Delaware Division of Public Health said Friday in a press release that the state is just 14 cases away from topping the 110,000 mark of COVID-19 cases reported tot he state. The seven-day average of new positive cases decreased to 24.1 as of …

Delaware COVID-19 cases drift up a bit; vaccines up, too

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  The state’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard for Wednesday.   Delaware’s COVID-19 numbers have crept up slightly in the last 10 days. Tuesday’s state dashboard said the state is now averaging 27 new cases per day over the last week with a testing rate of 1.5%. That’s up from an average daily case rate of 14.1 the week of June 19-25, …

Carney ends weekly press conferences about COVID-19

Daniel Larlham Jr. Headlines, Health

  In Gov. John Carney’s last weekly COVID-19 press briefing, state officials announced that the average life expectancy has gone down because of the virus and that pharmacies have been doing a larger part of vaccination over the last month.  Carney said last week that with a rising number of vaccinations and declining number of cases, and with his emergency …