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With all the big news last week, here's a look at some of the things you may have missed to keep you in the loop around the proverbial water cooler.
Delawareans who are struggling - or who may struggle in the near future because of the coronavirus pandemic - got some assistance Wednesday courtesy of the Food Bank of Delaware
Delawareans who experience these symptoms and have reason to believe they may have been exposed to novel coronavirus COVID-19 should contact the dedicated Delaware corona virus call center at 1.866.408.1899 or the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at 1.888.295.5156.
The clinical spectrum of COVID-19 ranges from mild disease with non-specific signs and symptoms of acute respiratory illness, to severe pneumonia with respiratory failure and septic shock. There have also been reports of asymptomatic infection with COVID-19.
The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is causing all kinds of disruptions to the previous normalcy of daily life. Here, WDEL will try to maintain an updating list of businesses and events affected by the virus.
CLOSINGS / CANCELLATIONS / ALTERATIONS
- FEDERAL TAXES. The federal deadline for filing taxes has been extended to July 15th.
- The Maryland primary. Originally slated for April 28th. New date currently scheduled for June 2nd.
- Delaware . The state has been placed under a shelter-in-place order. All non-essential businesses have been ordered closed. .
- Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses through at least March 27th. Essential businesses like big box stores, pharmacies, daycares, gas stations, banks, and post offices can remain open. Restaurants are permitted to provide take-out options.
- Emmanuel Dining Room. The Ministry of Caring's food service for vulnerable populations will move to a pick-up-and-go model indefinitely.
- Major sports leagues. The MLB, NBA, and NHL have all seen seasons suspended or opening day pushed back until further notice. The Masters golf tournament has been postponed indefinitely. Philadelphia Union have postponed their March 14 home opener.
- The Boston Marathon. Rescheduled from April 20th to September 14th.
- Disney. Disney World and Disneyland are both closed through at least the end of March.
- Target, Walmart, ACME, ShopRite, and Giant. While they won't be closing, all locations will be reducing hours and offering restrictings on certain days to support shopping for vulnerable guests, including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.
- Macy's. Macys and their other assets, like Bloomingdale's and Market by Macy's, announced if would be closing through March 31st. Employyes will continue to be paid and receive benefits.
- Boscov's. Closing all 49 locations nationwide.
- GameStop. GameStop has closed.
- New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Dover, Delaware shopping malls. Closed until further notice. Dover has a trageted date of March 30th to reopen.
- DelDOT toll plazas and DMVs. Those without EZPass can go through the toll and will receive a bill later, with no added violation charge.
- DART. Delaware buses will be following a reduced service schedule until further notice. Customer service call center hours will also be reduced during this period. Students are being offered free rides to access meal programs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. during this time. Paratransit services will remain unchanged.
- AmtrakNortheat Acela Express trains have been canceled.
- AMC Theaters. All theaters will be closed for an undefined six-to-12-week period.
- Dover International Speedway. NASCAR has canceled five races through May. The schedule will possibly be made up in August.
- Firefly Music Festival. Firefly will not return to the Woodlands in 2020.
- Festival at the Fort. The annual festival has been postponed for a year.
- Wilmington Flower Market. The Morther's Day festival has been canceled for the first time in its 100-year run.
- Dewey Beach. The traditional opening weekend has been postponed.
- The Kentucky Derby. Currently set to run September 5th, rescheduled from May 2nd.
- First Annual Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation Charity Golf Tournament. Postponed until August 31, 2020.
- Winterthur's Point to Point. Advanced sales will be refunder. This is its first cancellation in history.
- Schools in Delaware. Some remain open for students to acquire lunch. Some are delivering food to vulnerable populations.
- New Castle County Marriage Bureau. Rescheduling ceremonies or limiting attendees through mid-April.
- Wilmington Recorder of Deeds. Closed until further notice. Settlement packages sent by mail or eRecording, or dropped off at a dropbox, will still be processed.
- Wilmington public programming. Community center activities canceled until further notice.
- Newark Parks and Rec programming. All public meetings and workshops canceled.
- ChristianaCare elective surgeries. All visiotrs will also be screened for coronavirus.
- SAT testing. The college board also canceled makeup exams scheduled for March 28th. Refunds will be issued.
- All Delaware civil and criminal jury trials. Suspended until April 15th at the earliest.
- Third District Court of Appeals is OPEN. Oral arguments will go on as scheduled during what officials called "the current unpleasantness. Some cases ill be presented telephonically.
- District of Delaware. Open, but with limited access.
- Western District of Pennsylvania. Open during normal business hours. Grand Jury operations suspended until early April currently.
- Middle District of Pennsylvania. Closed indefinitely.
- Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Open, but with limited access. Easton location closed as employee came into contact with positive coronavirus case.
- District of New Jersey. Majority of staff is tele-working. Skeleton crews in place. Most cases and hearings rescheduled for April 13, 2020, at least.
- District of Virgin Islands. Open, but with caveats.
- Delaware legislature. The state House and Senate will not convene.
- Delaware libraries. Closed until further notice.
- Wells Fargo Center. Closed through at least the end of MArch.
- Casinos. Casinos throughout the region are closed until further notice.
- Gyms. Similarly, closed throughout the region indefinitely.
- Broadway. Closed through at least April 12th.
- Wilmington Grand Opera House. Performances have been canceled until further notice.
- Baby Grand. Performances have been canceled until further notice.
- Playhouse Theater. Performances have been canceled until further notice.
- Delawware Theater Company. Performances have been canceled until further notice.
- Clear Space Theater. Performances canceled until further notice.
- Biggs Museum of Art. Closed until further notice.
- Delaware Museum of Natural History. Closed through at least April 20th.
- Delaware coronavirus peak coming next week, forecasters say
- 'Terrifying': Wife of Delaware coronavirus patient speaks about his battle
- Delaware State Police say they will conduct checks of out-of-state vehicles
- Armed suspect pistol-whips Wilmington Manor-area pizza shop employee, is unsuccessful in robbery attempt
- COVID-19 recoveries double in Delaware, cases also rise
- Motorcyclist killed in Bear-area crash
- Gov. Carney further restricts gatherings, sets social distancing standards for businesses