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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Unemployment claims paid out since March near $600 million mark

In its weekly report, the Delaware Department of Labor reported that nearly $600 million in jobless benefits have been paid out during the coronavirus pandemic. The payments included $47.6 million in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance payments....
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Corrections Department reports 122 Covid-19 tied to Sussex Correctional

The Delaware Department of Correction has reported 122 cases of coronavirus in the Sussex Correctional Institution. Most have no symptoms, but can spread the infection.   As of July 8, 122 inmates have active COVID-19 infection, including...
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Philadelphia adds Delaware travelers to quarantine list

Delawareans making a  run for cheesesteaks or to check out the Liberty Bell are no longer welcome. WHYY and other outlets reported that Philadelphia Health officials added Delaware to a growing list of states. Those travelers...
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Death toll from coronavirus rises by one to 515

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) reported the number of deaths from coronavirus rose by one from Tuesday to 515. Despite an outbreak in Sussex County, Delaware 's percentage of confirmed cases to total...
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Delaware reports improved Covid-19 business compliance as pace of inspections quickens

The state Division of Health reported 700 complaints from businesses not following Phase 2 restrictions. The state has been stepping up enforcement efforts regarding social distancing, sanitation, and masks after receiving complaints. Health Director Dr. Karyl...
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Funland to reopen rides on July 10 under pass system

Delaware's iconic Funland amusement park on the Rehoboth boardwalk will be open for rides on Friday,  June 10. The State of Delaware had held back on amusement park rides, due to concerns about Covid-19 spread....
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Carney extends State of Emergency

As expected, Gov. John Carney on Monday formally extended the State of Emergency declaration another 30 days and issued the following statement:  “For months, Delawareans and Delaware businesses have made significant sacrifices to flatten the curve,...
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Rehoboth Chamber head demands an end to mandatory masks on the beach

The head of the Rehoboth-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce is asking city commissioners to end a ban on face masks on the beach. According to a story from 47ABC, Salisbury, MD, Carol Everhart said wrote...
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Covid-related headlines won’t go away

Good afternoon everyone, It was not your average 4th of July weekend. Covid-19 virus saw to that  While this newsletter took a three-day break ending today, the cascade of news continued unabated. Fifteen stories were posted...
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State reports more daily increase of 165 cases of coronavirus; ...

The Delaware Division of Public Health announced 165 additional positive cases of coronavirus and no new deaths. While the total number of positive cases has increased by 165 between yesterday and today, 102 new positive...