One-third of parents believe the benefits of gathering the family together for Thanksgiving is worth the risk of catching or spreading Covid-19, according to a new poll published Monday.
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.
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"December's a big month for holiday parties. People getting together. It usually carries us, our staff especially, through January and February," said Gianmarco Martuscelli, owner of Klondike Kate's in Newark. "Making it uncomfortable for people to go into restaurants is just pushing more ho…
Cases of COVID-19 are growing inside Delaware's prisons, marking the first time the virus has spread at three separate facilities since the start of the pandemic in March, the Delaware Department of Correction said.
A $45 million higher education relief fund, using federal CARES Act funding, has been established to help colleges and universities in Delaware hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new data lab in Wilmington, which received a $2 million CARES Act Innovation grant aims to change the way we work in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Christina School District schools will return to remote-only learning until December 7 after multiple staff members were required to enter COVID protocols.
Two additional juvenile residents of the Stevenson House Detention Center in Milford have tested positive for novel coronavirus COVID-19, bringing the facility's total number of cases to four.
Doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists on the front lines at Christiana Hospital are resilient, but growing weary as they battle the COVID-19 resurgence.
"Healthy, normal people don't die from the flu, but with this bugger, [COVID-19], it gets everywhere, including the sensory areas," said Dr. Sandra Gibney. "So, the lungs, the brain, the small intestine, blood vessels, and neurons."
New testing sites are being unveiled in response to major demand ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and after Delaware shattered its record for the highest single-day total of new COVID-19 cases Friday.
"This is serious. More than 1,000 people are dying a day. A thousand human beings, said Pastor Ellis Fagbami. "Americans started fighting wars in 2001 because 3000 people died on a day. And, in three days, we are losing 3,000 people. This is big. People are not conscious. They really don't k…
Pfizer and BioNTech said they will submit to the US Food and Drug Administration today for an emergency use authorization for their coronavirus vaccine candidate.
Members of New Castle County Council are getting calls that mirror comments made on WDEL's Facebook page every time the county's ambitious plan to turn the Sheraton hotel on Airport Road into a homeless shelter, using federal CARES Act money, is mentioned.
The Brandywine Zoo was already a jungle, but now it's being overrun by a whole new kind of animal: lemurs.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans should not travel for Thanksgiving, and has posted updated guidelines for safely celebrating the holiday.
Facing a dwindling student population and the challenge of balancing hybrid and remote learners, the Red Clay School Board approved class size waivers for remote classrooms at ten elementary schools.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for the first self-test for COVID-19 that can provide rapid results at home.
A final analysis of the Phase 3 trial of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine shows it was 95% effective in preventing infections, even in older adults, and caused no serious safety concerns, the company said Wednesday.
Moments before Delaware Governor John Carney announced stronger gathering limits and other restrictions, a group of protesters were attempting to persuade him to eliminate them completely.
Delaware is moving backwards in its fight to get the novel coronavirus COVID-19 under control.
Pre-K through first grade students made their transition from virtual-only to hybrid last week, and Brandywine superintendent Lincoln Hohler said as he walked the halls of Mount Pleasant Elementary School, he found joy.
What is America's current place on the world stage? At the fourth annual U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Mid-Atlantic Regional Summit held Monday, officials from across the spectrum attempted to identify where the country stood, and how it could regain prominence again heading into the future.
Prison officials announced Monday they've identified a cluster of positive novel coronavirus COVID-19 case among a group of inmates at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.
The Delaware Courts system is pausing jury trials once again and rolling back to Phase II restrictions as novel coronavirus COVID-19 cases spike across the state.
Roughly two weeks after Halloween, Delaware saw 465 new positive novel coronavirus COVID-19 cases Friday, the largest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic. The high mark was previously set in April.
Delaware officials announced the state will be sending a portion of the 290,000 rapid novel coronavirus COVID-19 testing kits it received from the federal government to Nemours and other pediatric care providers to provide testing for more children and adolescents.
A well-known New Castle-area pastor has settled his federal lawsuit against the state over coronavirus restrictions on places of worship, avoiding a trial that was set for next year.
On the precipice of opening their doors for every student, Colonial School District officials said there were new concerns a virtual-only approach may be imminent as COVID-19 cases increase across the state, and the country.
New Castle County wants to invest $5 million in federal CARES Act funding to create a COVID-19 diagnostic testing lab on Delaware State University's Wilmington Campus, which aims to provide same-day test results.
"Everyone's looking closely at the school reopening criteria, and I think we've all seen that our case rates have increased this week to 135, which keeps it in the red--and, really, makes it more firmly in the red," said Delaware Division of Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay. "But our …
"We've got to get a hold on [COVID-19], we've got to do better than we're doing. We've got to tighten things up again," Governor John Carney said Tuesday. "We've been saying this for weeks about the informal social settings and gatherings, which is where the virus is most insidious and gets …
Outdoor dining has been a rare bright spot for Delaware dining establishments trying to survive pandemic restrictions, but for one Newark restaurant, they hope their plan helps stunt the oncoming cold of winter.
"The Blue Knights Motorcycle Club has hosted a toy run for the Salvation Army for 30-plus years," said the Salvation Army's Major Tim Sheehan. "Their members from across Delaware--really, out of the region--come together in the morning down at the Mill Creek Fire Hall and then, there is a ru…
Delaware is in week 35 of the State of Emergency declared by Governor John Carney at the start of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, and the First State remains in the Yellow phase as cases continue to climb.
"We prepare what we call our 50-pound food box, which we give out to hungry needy families about twice a month throughout the year," said Rev. Tom Laymon of the Sunday Breakfast Mission. "But at Thanksgiving, we prepare a special Thanksgiving-oriented food box that is really a week's worth o…
Delaware's novel coronavirus COVID-19 cases are above 25,000 for the first time since March, Governor John Carney announced Tuesday during his weekly press conference to detail the First State's response to the pandemic.
Delaware is one of two states, along with Michigan, that are requiring mask use for most of its high school athletes, but one winter sport is trying to crack that trend.
Emergency benefits for those eligible for SNAP, TANF, and General Assistance will be made available for October, Delaware Division of Social Services officials announced Thursday.
Every Delaware school district seems to have a different idea when it comes to a hybrid model, and for the New Castle County Vo-Tech, it's one grade at a time.
Delaware officials announced the state has appointed its first Associate Secretary for Early Childhood Support Monday, along with other $1 million more in CARES Act funding to support organizations upgrading to facilitate remote learning.
In the short-term, buying a hotel is an innovative solution to house those experiencing homelessness--a number that's rising rapidly with the COVID-19 pandemic.
There will be pop-up testing sites for novel coronavirus COVID-19 across the state of Delaware as new cases and hospitalizations remain elevated.
While the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on all institutions across the world, the need for transplants didn't stop for those waiting on a life-saving organ to become available.