Delaware officials will lift the state's mask mandate on Friday, May 21, 2021.
Delaware is prepping to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and WDEL's Rick Jensen will bring you all the details with a special series: Reopening Delaware!
Rick has been WDEL’s voice for supporting many businesses in Delaware. His love for Delaware is why he immediately agreed to lead this series. He’ll be bringing political leaders, business leaders and diverse communities together to find ways to support this reopening effort, considering both lives and livelihoods.
Throughout the reopening process, Rick and WDEL News will be here to help keep you informed.
If you're looking for an opportunity to get the free COVID-19 vaccine, there are several opportunities in Wilmington this month.
Delaware State University is canceling nearly three quarters of a million dollars in student debt as a response to financial hardships placed on students during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
After more than a year of coronavirus-related capacity limits and other restrictions, Philadelphia is one month away from lifting virus-related limitations, except for wearing face masks.
The state's Division of Public Health (DPH) has opened four new standalone COVID-19 vaccination clinics that can begin serving Delawareans as young as 12 years old immediately.
The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to include people ages 12 to 15.
The world is slowly opening back up, and as capitalism regains its footing, a Newport-area man is helping those in the New Castle County area find the fun becoming more available.
As experts grow concerned about a possible COVID-19 surge in the winter, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged it's still possible seasonal vaccine boosters will be necessary.
A 90-minute town hall held by members of Delaware's legislature looked to focus attention on how schools will reopen in the fall, but it didn't impress at least one parent.
A batch of new studies published Wednesday show how well coronavirus vaccines work against worrying new variants -- and one indicates booster doses can help them work even better.
All statewide coronavirus-related capacity restrictions in Pennsylvania will be lifted in time for Memorial Day -- with the exception of mask wearing in public -- though Philadelphia health officials said the city would stay with its current plan for lifting restrictions.
Carrie Leishman of the Delaware Restaurant Association could not hold back her joy just hours after Governor John Carney's announcement that seating restrictions in Delaware are being rolled back on May 21, 2021.
Restaurants, retail shops, businesses, gyms, and houses of worship in Delaware will be relieved of most capacity restrictions beginning May 21, 2021.
The US Food and Drug Administration is poised to authorize Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine in children and teens ages 12 to 15 by early next week, a federal government official tells CNN.
Because of the job its residents have done getting the pandemic under control, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said Monday he was able to announce sweeping revisions to the state's reopening timetable, with many adjustments set to take place prior to this coming weekend.
After a year of coronavirus lockdowns, does going back to your pre-COVID life seem a bit much? if so, a Beverly Hills psychiatrist says not to worry.
Just weeks ago, people were scrambling to get COVID-19 vaccine appointments and even willing to travel 90 minutes one-way to the other end of the state to get inoculated. But now, demand is easing.
Delaware Governor John Carney and Delaware Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay continued to make the push for vaccinations during a virtual town hall meeting Wednesday night.
President Joe Biden is expected to announce Tuesday that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance for wearing masks outdoors, three people familiar with the expected announcement said.
A Delmar police officer hasn't regained consciousness following a violent assault that's left him fighting for his life at Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Weddings, school proms and other catered events in New Jersey are about to get larger indoors and outside.
One New Castle County Councilman is calling for the county to develop a strategic vision and strategy for spending its latest cash infusion of federal funds to aid in ongoing recovery efforts resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
A growing number of Americans have missed their scheduled second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Discussions on whether the Red Clay School District will start 2021-22 in a in-person, remote, or hybrid model are expected to kick into gear soon.
There was a contagious electricity about Dr. Sandra Gibney as she traveled on foot from the Sunday Breakfast Mission to the nooks and crannies under I-95 and throughout the bus and train terminals nearby, distributing COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone who would accept them. After a year she de…
It may not be their annual Mother's Day weekend event, but the Wilmington Flower Market is making a comeback.
New legislation recently passed by New Castle County Councilman Tim Sheldon will help residents behind on their property taxes due to COVID-19 a chance to get caught up, penalty-free.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Sunday that he expects a decision to be made about the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine by Friday, predicting the vaccine would come back on the market with restrictions or warnings.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 2,700 correctional staff and incarcerated individuals contracted COVID-19 and of those, 13 have died as a result, said ACLU Delaware policy advocate Javonne Rich.
State lawmakers in the House will return to Legislative Hall for proceedings later this month, but the building will remain closed to the public.
The US is making plans just in case COVID-19 vaccines need booster doses later, officials told a congressional hearing Thursday.
Positive tests for COVID-19 among Delawareans considered "fully vaccinated" in the state have risen to 70, but the nation's leading infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said, nationally, cases in those who are fully vaccinated have been expected.
Recovery in Delaware is "clearly underway, but remains a "work a progress," said Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Pat Harker, whose prediction a year ago that the state's recovery would be "uneven" and "painful" for the hospitality and tourism sectors rang true.
New legislation being introduced by state Sen. Nicole Poore looks to boost Delaware's workforce coming out of the pandemic by providing free college credits to Delaware Technical Community College to prepare job-seeking individuals for new careers in fields that are of high demand.
New Castle County officials are looking for public feedback on how the $108 million it will receive in American Rescue Plan Act funds should be allocated.
Delaware hospitals, health care systems, and medical providers, including doctor's offices, can now vaccinate any Delawarean ages 16 and older, regardless of medical conditions, effective immediately.
The Delaware Division of Public Health will be pausing all usage of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine in accordance with CDC and FDA recommendations after six cases of blood clots were identified.
Victor Castillo's father inspired him to work in health care so that that he could have a positive influence on the lives of others.
The Food and Drug Administration will evaluate "as quickly as possible" Pfizer's request to expand the emergency use authorization of the drug maker's COVID-19 vaccine to include people ages 12-15 in the United States, FDA Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock said.
Wilmington's Community Intervention Team (CIT) addresses violence as an epidemic and all of the inequities that can lead to it, including health disparities.
Delaware will see a major supply drop next week in one of the three coronavirus vaccines, just as it had been preparing to ramp up vaccinations by expanding vaccine eligibility to all Delawareans 16 and older.
"As far as the vaccine in the state of Delaware, I think the governor is doing a better job," said Latin American Community Center President and CEO Maria Matos. "I think he's listening that vaccines need to be distributed equitably and in communities where people trust that the vaccine is n…
On a visit to Wilmington's Latin American Community Center (LACC) Wednesday to discuss his findings during a tour of the southern border's housing facilities for children who have been separated from their parents, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) hit many of the same talking points he made …
Governor John Carney repeatedly emphasized it's his goal to have students back in the classroom full-time this fall after a year of learning loss suffered by students as schools closed their doors to in-person learning off and on over the last year amid the coronavirus pandemic.