Del. to Issue Monthly Emergency Benefits Thursday

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The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits for August to eligible households, as part of the stateā€™s ongoing response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The SNAP emergency food benefit will be available on recipientsā€™ EBT cards today (Thursday). Eligible households enrolled in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and General Assistance will…

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Del. Hospitals Implement Changes To Cope With Rising COVID-19 Cases

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Beebe Healthcare is postponing non-emergent procedures effective today (Thursday, January 13th). President and CEO Dr. David Tam said “right now, it’s more difficult than ever to deliver healthcare.” Beebe has not yet adopted Crisis Standards of Care, which is another step already taken by Bayhealth and TidalHealth Nanticoke to allocate resources. Full statements from Beebe,…

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Del. Lawmakers To Continue With Virtual Sessions

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The Delaware General Assembly will continue to meet virtually when the House and Senate return next Tuesday March 9th. Senate President Pro Tem David Sokola, D- Newark, and House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, D- Rehoboth Beach, made the announcement Tuesday. Lawmakers have been meeting virtually since the start of the session, with some choosing to go…

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Sussex Co. Code Purple Shelters Open For Homeless

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Shelter for the homeless is available in December and through the winter thanks to the Code Purple Sussex County program. Overseers of the shelter network, Love Incorporated of Mid-Delmarva, have also obtained permission to utilize the former Delaware State Police Troop 7 building on Route 1 near Lewes as a shelter. Several other facilities are…

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Town Of Berlin Resumes In-Person Meetings With Size Cap

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The public will be permitted to again attend meetings of Berlin Mayor and Council and other town meetings in person. Under current guidelines, attendance will be permitted at up to 50-percent capacity, and visitors will be required to wear face coverings and socially distance. Doors will open for Berlin meetings 15 minutes before scheduled start…

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Milford Public Schools Plan Six Weeks Of Remote Learning

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Milford School District students will be learning remotely for the first six weeks of the school year. The board voted 5-1 to proceed with virtual instruction when the school year starts September 9th. The Delaware State News reports that the board and Superintendent Kevin Dickerson entertained a variety of viewpoints and surveyed district families since…

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