"There's a challenge that we've had the last four months--there's a challenge that citizens have had," said New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer. "We're trying to figure out where this virus is, how prevalent it is."
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.
An alternative collective to the state's Reopening Schools Working Group has submitted a plan of their own as public comment to be a part of the process for getting children back into Delaware's classrooms.
Getting together in a large group for any reason still isn't really advisable with a global pandemic going on, but even being outdoors, social distance requirements are presenting some challenges for Delaware Shakespeare this year.
With a major spike in cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 among younger persons at the Delaware beaches, the governor has halted bar service at the beach ahead of the holiday weekend and delayed the state's move to Phase 3 "indefinitely."
At his most recent update on Delaware's latest efforts to address the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Governor John Carney signed off on the Fiscal Year 2021 budget--the last possible day he could have, the final day of legislative session.
Delaware is about to see an influx of 300 new jobs with a new collaboration between Delaware Prosperity Partnership and Barclays US Consumer Bank, the financial institution announced Monday morning.
Wilmington officials announced Friday the details for summer recreation programs, and the opening of city pools.
After Governor Carney announced Delaware would not be moving into Phase 3, as some may have expected, Monday, at least two beach restaurants are saying they'll be closed this weekend.
University of Delaware students will be welcomed back to campus for fall semester as originally scheduled on September 1, although the end of the semester will look different.
Youth sports tournaments can resume this weekend while personal care services can expand their occupancy, starting Monday, as Delaware prepares to enter its second week in Phase 2 of reopening the economy.
"Our perspective is that it is still bad, in terms of an economic forecast, it's just less bad."
Delaware Park's one-mile oval will finally make some noise on Wednesday, as the track holds the first of its 65 schedule race dates.
COVID testing for students, lunch formats, mask use, and athletics were some of the issues on the table during the Health and Wellness subset of the Delaware School Reopening Work Group Tuesday night.
"Conditions on the ground continue to stay positive," said Gov. John Carney Friday while giving the latest update on Delaware's response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Delaware's inmates will be able to receive in-person visitation privileges before the end of the month, officials announced Friday.
"I think the real test for all of us as the conditions on the ground continue to improve, in terms of the spread of the virus, is continuing attention to protections and mask wearing and social distancing. It's easy to let your guard down," said Governor John Carney Tuesday during his bi-wee…
It's music to our ears that a little COVID-19 pandemic can't keep Wilmington's Clifford Brown Jazz Festival from coming this summer. For the 33rd annual music fest, they'll be going completely virtual.
As Delaware approaches 10,000 cumulative positive novel coronavirus COVID-19 cases, much of Governor John Carney's bi-weekly press conference Friday was spent addressing the unrest in the community at large--not due to pandemic restrictions, but from nationwide protests regarding police brut…
Delaware's education leaders began the process of how to safely reopen schools if the COVID-19 pandemic stays at a mild level, but they're also thinking about how 11 weeks of closed schools could affect the students.
Delaware's sights are set on June 15th as the planned beginning for Phase II of reopening following the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Restaurants in Delaware on Monday, June 1, 2020, were able to slowly emerge from their more than ten week hibernation as the result of coronavirus restrictions put into place by Governor John Carney in mid-March.
While Delaware was initially set to enter Phase I of its reopening plan Monday, establishments cleared to invite customers back may be considering whether or not to open safely in light of recent unrest across the country as protesters take to the streets.
Officials issued guidance Friday regarding the permission for summer camps, summer schools, and playgrounds in the First State to play a role in Phase II of Delaware's reopening.
As Delaware slowly moves through the steps for its rolling reopening of the economy and all the institutions closed amid the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, among the bars, restaurants, and shops, people will also begin heading back to court.
"Customers are not going to come back unless they feel safe and confident that they're not going to be exposed to the virus," said Governor John Carney on Tuesday. "I know our business sector partners really understand that and appreciate that."
Delaware Governor John Carney is calling on experts from the health, academics, and operations fields as he develops Delaware's plan to get back into public and charter schools for the 2020-21 school year.