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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...

Coronavirus cases increase to 264

The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Delaware rose to 264 as of Monday afternoon. That is up by 32  from Sunday night, with hospitalizations rising by 12. The number of deaths from the disease remained...

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    Bloom Energy looks for out of date ventilators the company can refurbish for critically ill coronavirus patients.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...

Five hospitalized after a cluster of coronavirus cases is found at Brandywine...

The state Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announced that a second care facility in Delaware has multiple coronavirus cases. Six residents of a memory care unit of HarborChase in north Wilmington have tested...

Delaware to issue 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...

Newark Post owner slashes pay and hourly schedules for employees

Newark Post owner Adams Publishing Group has slashed work hours and wages, citing an advertising downturn stemming from coronavirus. The company, according to a memo, cut pay by 25 percent for salaried workers and reduced...

Cecil County reports 13th coronavirus case

Cecil County is now reporting a 13 cases of coronavirus, according to the Maryland Department of Health. The first case was disclosed a week ago. No deaths have been reported. Maryland has seen 10 deaths from...

After deal with logistics company, Bloom seeks ventilators it can refurbish in Delaware,...

Bloom Energy Corp. and Almo Corporation are joining forces to refurbish unused, out-of-warranty ventilators and ship them to state agencies and hospitals as patients experiencing critical respiratory issues stemming from  COVID-19. As part of this...

Healthcare news roundup: $50,000 for Beebe testing; Beebe CEO takes helm; ...

  Couple donates $50,000 to help Beebe's COVi-19 testing work Scott and Tracy Sipprelle have committed $50,000 to Beebe Healthcare's  COVID-19 response efforts. Scott and Tracy, who own a home in Lewes, wanted to support Beebe in...

Peninsula Medical Center in Salisbury confirms 1st coronavirus death

Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD reported that a patient has died of coronavirus. Salisbury is a short drive from the state line with Delaware. The hospital serves a large portion of the Eastern...