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ChristianaCare confirms coronavirus cases but declines to offer details

ChristianaCare, Delaware's largest private employer and one of the nation'ss 30 largest health systems, has confirmed that members of its staff have tested positive for coronavirus. The system declined to provide details, including the number...

Trending: Delaware issuing more guidance on ‘essential-nonessential’ businesses

Delaware officials plan to issue additional guidance as some businesses move to appointments or pick up services. This comes after the state allowed gunshops, pet daycare, and car dealers to stay open under an appointment...

Chancery Court dismisses Chemours suit against DuPont

Delaware Chancery Court granted a motion to dismiss Chemours lawsuit against DowDuPont, now DuPont. The Wilmington company spun off from DuPont in 2015 had argued that claims against its former parent should not go to...

News Journal, other Gannett staffers ordered to take unpaid time off during coronavirus...

News Journal and Daily Times owner Gannett is making cuts that will further reduce reporting resources during the coronavirus crisis. The Poynter site reported that Gannett ordered that a large chunk of staffers will be...

State of Delaware tightens staff screening rules for high risk businesses and recommends ...

Gov. John Carney and Delaware Division of Public Health Director Karyl T. Rattay, are requiring that high-risk businesses screen employees daily for signs of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The state also strongly recommends that  other businesses and...

Viewpoint: Pandemic panicked politicians threaten freedom & economy

By David Stevenson Stevenson is the  Policy Director of the Caesar Rodney Institute, a public policy group based near Newark. The views expressed here do not reflect those of Delaware Business Now. Time will tell whether...

Two hotels stop taking reservations after sharp drop in business due to coronavirus

At least two hotels have stopped taking reservations in northern Delaware,  as occupancy rates plummet due to  the coronavirus pandemic The recently opened Hyatt Place on the Wilmington Riverfront announced on its site that it...

Carney’s latest coronavirus order closes child care centers that don’t serve ‘essential...

Gov. John Carney on Monday signed the eighth modification to his State of Emergency declaration, which allows child care programs in Delaware to be designated as emergency child care sites. The designation is designed...

Ferris, Perdue, City of Wilmington and others report employees testing positive

Three employers in recent days have reported staff testing positive for COVID-19. According to media reports, Perdue  confirmed  that its Milford chicken processing plant was closed temporarily after two employees tested positive. In keeping with...

Coronavirus cases increase to 264; Number of deaths rise to 7

The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Delaware stood at  264 as of Monday afternoon. The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced one additional death from the disease. In total, seven Delawareans have passed away due to...

Weekend update…

Cecil County, MD reports 13th coronavirus cases.    Bloom Energy looks for out of date ventilators the company can refurbish for critically ill coronavirus patients. The work is being done at the fuel cell company's...

Maryland Gov. Hogan issues stay at home order

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has issued a stay at home order. Hogan, while ordering the closing of non-essential businesses, restaurants, and bars,  had stopped short of issuing the order that was earlier announced by Delaware...