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Carney ends weekly COVID briefings, but not vaccine, booster push

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

DHSS Secretary Molly Magarik said the state will now shift to living with the COVID-19 virus.   As the number of new Omicron cases continues to drop in Delaware, Gov. John Carney said Tuesday he will once again suspend his weekly COVID-19 press briefings. The state will, however, continue to push for residents to take vaccines and booster shots, which …

Schools unlikely to lift mask mandate early, despite parent pleas

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  Gov. John Carney announced Monday that he would lift his indoor mask mandate Friday — except for schools, where masks are required until March 31. On Tuesday, parent Benjamin Kennedy asked the Appoquinimink School District Board to not wait and to get rid of masks in schools on Friday. The next night, parent Brandon Bushon asked the Red Clay …