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State: Students should be tested for COVID after spring break

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

    With COVID-19 cases rising again, the state Division of Public Health and Department of Education are asking parents to have their children tested the day before they return to the classroom. Spring break for most Delaware schools will occur the week of April 18. Families can use over-the-counter tests — which some schools gave to student families during …

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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 …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – October 17, 2021

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”https://delawarelive.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/DelawareLive-Oct-17.pdf” title=”DelawareLive-Oct 17″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: HEADLINES Proposed House redistricting offers more changes than Senate Senate redistricting maps show few impactful changes Delaware auditor Kathy …

Senate to reconvene to consider nominations Wednesday, redistricting Nov. 1

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Senate will go into special session Wednesday to consider Gov. John Carney’s nominations, and Nov. 1 to look at draft redistricting maps. Photo by Brian K. Leonard.   The Delaware Senate has been called on by the governor to return to Dover Wednesday for a special session. Gov. John Carney called the one-day session to have the Senate …

Carney picks former Brandywine superintendent for state education post

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  Dr. Mark Holodick has been nominated to replace Dr. Susan Bunting as secretary of education. Photo by DigitalElements/Pixel   Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday he will nominate the former superintendent of Brandywine School District as the new secretary of the Delaware Department of Education. Dr. Mark Holodick lead Brandywine for a decade before going to work at the University …