U.S. Senator Chris Coons said he is pleased that mail-processing equipment left outside the New Castle USPS is being reinstalled.
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'We all have the same goal in mind. We all want the student-athletes back on the fields and courts, but we want to know what rules are there?"
It's unclear whether there was actually a smell inside the room where the Appoquinimink School Board held a workshop Wednesday, but one board member let loose on the recent decision to allow fall sports to begin next week in Delaware.
"At Archmere, we're really fortunate to be back in person, but I know that's not the case for a lot of students," said school counselor Francesca Pileggi. "Even with being back in person, there is still a lot of isolation this year. Students are not able to be as socially active as they migh…
There are 34 new positive novel coronavirus COVID-19 cases at the University of Delaware, school officials reported Thursday, the largest single-day jump since the school started testing on the last day of August 2020.
Red Clay Superintendent Dorrell Green and the district's school board listened to multiple public comments, who said remote learning was proving to be a struggle after the first week-plus of the school year.
Delaware's percent of positive coronavirus tests now stands at 7.1 percent--that's the highest level since mid-July.
"I'm a working parent and when I found out that my daughter was going to need to learn virtually to start the year, I thought to myself, 'My goodness, how am I going to handle this with with my own job and her learning?'"
Appoquinimink School District families are getting another survey, and the district is hoping it helps them take a step towards beginning their hybrid stage next month.
A majority of Delaware's school leaders said they would support a decision by the DIAA Board of Directors to move the fall sports calendar back to fall, but it was far from unanimous.
The state is establishing a $25 million fund using CARES Act money to assist the state's nonprofit organizations.
Delaware State Police estimate as many as 2,000 people attended what officers called a "rodeo" in Bridgeville, and state officials fear the "illegal gathering" could be a superspreader of COVID-19.
Pfizer and BioNTech are confident they can have a vaccine against the novel coronavirus ready for regulatory approval by the middle of October or early November, BioNTech CEO and co-founder Ugur Sahin told CNN Tuesday.
Drug giant AstraZeneca said Tuesday it had paused global trials of its coronavirus vaccine because of an unexplained illness in one of the volunteers.
When will Delaware move to Phase 3 of its reopening plan in the wake of the global novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic? It depends on how responsibly the state handled its Labor Day weekend festivities, Governor John Carney said Tuesday.
Delaware is back on New Jersey's quarantine list this week, continuing a frustrating one week on/one week off trend that's infuriated Governor John Carney.
A Cape Henlopen High School student has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the district over what she called "unequal" remote learning opportunities.
From the West End Neighborhood House in Wilmington, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden came out hard against President Donald Trump's handling of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and resulting state of the economy Friday, saying the president has failed on all fronts.
Public health officials announced Thursday they would begin approving proposed indoor visitation plans for long-term care facilities with low COVID-19 rates.
"Back to school has always been a special time--in your families and mine--but particularly in mine because, for all the years Jill and I are married, she was going back to school, too, as a teacher," former Vice President Joe Biden said from The Queen in Wilmington Wednesday. "Jill's an edu…
Looking to hit the beach for Labor Day weekend, and hoping to grab a drink there? The good news is, at least in some places, you can.
To assist parents who have to head back to work, but have young children entering a new school year in any kind of virtual setting, YMCA of Delaware is launching a new program focused on giving them a learning space outside the house.
Governor John Carney on Wednesday issued a new modification to his State of Emergency declaration and, in doing so, reversed course on notifying parents and of-age students of positive novel coronavrus COVID-19 tests at their schools.
"We've always known, since the beginning of the shutdown, that restaurants are the single most affected business sector in the state and, really, across the country from COVID-19 and the pandemic," said Delaware Restaurant Association President Carrie Leishman.
"Look, I was in college, too. We would have had parties like that as well and kind of made a joke of it," said Governor John Carney Tuesday. "It's not funny. And it really is putting people at risk."
New Castle County officials want the community to help lead the way in innovative approaches to build back better in a post-COVID world, and they're putting their money where their mouth is with a $5 million grant program.
Salesianum School is going the extra mile to ensure educators and staff can return to the classroom to live teach without worrying about their own children.
With schools gearing up for the coming year and presenting their reopening plans to parents worried about the welfare of their children, Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children gathered several doctors to address those concerns.
There's $100 million in grants now available to help bail out Delaware's small businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Newark City Council appears ready to introduce gathering limits, stricter than what the state has imposed, at its next scheduled meeting on August 25, 2020.
A Brandywine School Board member, who once served as school board president, apologized for the first time, at Monday's board meeting for comments he made in an email, challenging teachers to "find a new career" if they didn't want to face the risks of returning to classrooms during the COVI…
All Brandywine School District students will conduct their first marking period remotely, according to a vote by the school board Monday night.
The Delaware State Board of Education voted to affirm the DIAA's decision to suspend the fall sports season until the second half of the school year.
All Colonial School District students will start the 2020-21 school year remotely for six weeks, a change from the previous plan announced by the district.
Christina School District Superintendent Dan Shelton told the Christina School Board Tuesday night that the district will begin with remote learning, and then announce further plans later this week.
Only four inmates continue to deal with active novel coronavirus COVID-19 infections following a large-scale outbreak roughly a month ago, Delaware Department of Correction officials announced Wednesday.
Both teachers and families in the Colonial School District remain split on the learning approach they'd like to see their schools to take to start the 2020-21 school year.
Appoquinimink School District students will start their 2020-21 school year remotely, with plans to settle into different hybrid models depending on grades in mid-October.
"Phase III is an interesting challenge for us," Governor John Carney said Tuesday. "Our major objective...is to get as many children back in front of teachers in schools as possible."
With the onset of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, businesses were shuttered and jobs disappeared as stay-at-home orders were issued for public safety.
The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Directors voted to postpone the fall sports schedule in Delaware until the second half of the school year.
"Certainly, the most important thing that we do in state government is educate our young children and prepare them for a bright future. [It's] a very challenging situation that we're facing."
On Monday, Governor John Carney signed Executive Order #43, establishing a task force which will create a protocol for workers who lost their jobs during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, and help them find--and, if needed, train for--new jobs.
The Delaware Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee released their interim report Friday, detailing how Delaware would handle a response to another surge of novel coronavirus COVID-19 cases.