Spotted Lanternfly Populations Detected in Sussex Co.

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The destructive, invasive spotted lanternfly has been detected in Sussex County.According to the Delaware Department of Agriculture, the plant-hopping pest first turned up in New Castle County in 2017. Established populations have been found in Georgetown, Milford, Seaford, Ocean View and Rehoboth Beach.Under a quarantine, residents, businesses or municipalities cannot move any material or object…

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DE Coronavirus Numbers Higher, Vaccine Update and More Testing Locations

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While the numbers may have moderated from the highest amount of new positive coronavirus cases (649) – the numbers still continue to rise and are a cause for concern now that people are moving inside where social distancing is more difficult, college students are returning home for the holidays and possibly bring the virus with…

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Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expands To Kent Co.

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Kent County is being added to the spotted lanternfly quarantine that already covers New Castle County. Established populations of the destructive, invasive plant-hopper have been found in Dover, Harrington and Smyrna according to the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Under the quarantine, residents and businesses in the affected communities are not to move any material that…

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Woodbridge HS Closed for Coronavirus

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Tonight’s first football game between rivals Delmar and Woodbridge was sidelined before it even began after multiple positive coronavirus tests came back for staff and students at Woodbridge High School. The Woodbridge School District posted a statement today closing the High School campus for 2 weeks while the situation is investigated and the building is…

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More Salisbury City Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

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The City of Salisbury Friday reported that four additional municipal employees had tested positive for coronavirus. Three of those employees are members of the Salisbury Fire Department, and the other is in the Government Office Building. Salisbury City Administrator Julia Glanz said the test results were confirmed in the past week. All city employees who…

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Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Now in All of NCCo

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Effective July 1, the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) will quarantine New Castle County in its entirety due to established populations of spotted lanternfly found in Odessa.  This is an expansion of the quarantine initially enacted in February 2019 and updated in September 2019. DDA continues to partner with USDA to conduct surveys and property…

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Maryland Safe Schools Tipline Remains Active Even with Remote Learning

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Students and Community Members Should Continue to Anonymously Report School Safety Concerns Such as Cyber Bullying or Students Struggling Emotionally During COVID-19 Crisis As a result of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic response, school buildings are largely empty, and schools have transitioned to online learning environments. With families isolated at home and students unable to…

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Quarantine in NCCo for Spotted Lanternfly

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The Delaware Department of Agriculture is quarantining 11 New Castle County zip codes in an effort to eradicate, control and prevent the spread of the spotted lanternfly in the First State and to surrounding states.  Ag officials say this is a very destructive invasive plant hopper that attacks many hosts – including trees, shrubs, orchards,…

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