Ocean City Extends Mask Declaration

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Ocean City will continue to operate under a local state of emergency for another 30 days, with a requirement in effect that face masks be worn on the boardwalk if someone is unable to keep at least six feet away from other people who are not in the same household. City Council members this week…

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DPH Updates Guidance on Face Coverings for Children

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As Delaware families consider a safe return to school, Governor Carney and the Division of Public Health on Monday announced an update to Delaware’s face coverings guidance for children. All children who are in kindergarten or older must wear face coverings in public settings, including school buildings, according to the updated DPH guidance. All children…

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Lewes Prepares for May 23 Reopening Of Beaches

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Governor Carney announced yesterday that Delaware’s beaches will reopen to Delaware residents and non-Delaware residents who have completed their 14-day quarantine at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22. The ban on short-term rentals and the quarantine requirement for out-of-state residents will remain in effect. Beachgoers will be required to keep six feet of distance between…

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DOC Updates Coronavirus Recoveries, Cases, and Enhanced Services for Inmates

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The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) today announced that inmate recoveries from COVID have reached 44 – an increase of 10 since earlier this week – as the Department expands access to technology for inmates housed in its COVID-19 treatment center at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC).  This past week the DOC upgraded wiring in the treatment center to…

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Delawareans Required to Wear Face Coverings in Public Settings – Effective 8am Tuesday

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Governor John Carney on Saturday issued the thirteenth modification to his State of Emergency declaration, requiring Delawareans to wear face coverings in public settings, including in grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, doctor’s offices, and on public transportation. Governor Carney’s order does not require children aged 12 or younger to wear a face covering. Any child…

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MD Gov Hogan Unveils “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery”

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After weeks of consulting with leading scientists, business leaders, and public health experts, Governor Larry Hogan today introduced the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ which provides a safe, effective, and gradual approach to reopening the state as it continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  “As we begin to reopen, it will continue to be important for Marylanders,…

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Coronavirus Takes 4 More Lives in Delaware

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing four additional fatalities related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is providing an update on the number of positive cases and recovered individuals. In total, 23 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 57 to 94 years old.   …

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Vaughn Inmates Begin Making Face Masks in Prison Garment Shop

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This week, three dozen inmates who are employed in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center garment shop began producing cotton face masks for the correctional system and first responders as the Delaware Department of Correction steps up to support the First State’s COVID-19 response. These skilled inmate workers normally cut and sew material from large rolls of red and white cotton cloth into…

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DE Receives Shipment of Face Masks for Healthcare Workers

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A truckload of about 600,000 ear-loop face masks arrived at the D&S Warehouse in nearby Newark, Delaware. US Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) joined longtime friend and protective garment distributor George Gianforcaro to receive the personal protective equipment or PPE. Today’s delivery is one of four shipments of protective masks, which will fill orders in states…

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