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Saturday, September 19, 2020
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Coronavirus deaths rise by 3 to 609 as rate of positive cases falls...

Three coronavirus deaths were listed in reports from the Delaware Division of Public Health as the death toll rose to 609 over the weekend. The number of daily positive cases rose to 137 on Friday,...
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Jobless claims continue to decline in state

Delaware has moved into the top 15 when it comes to a decline in jobless claims. The weekly report from the WalletHub financial information website listed Delaware 13th in the decline of jobless claims on...
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Carney extends State of Emergency

As expected, Gov.  John Carney on Thursday formally extended the State of Emergency declaration another 30 days and issued the following statement: “Delawareans have made real sacrifices to flatten the Covid-19 curve and keep their families, friends...
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Individuals, small group plans get $21.5 million in Highmark health insurance rebates

Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro announced more than $21.5 million in rebates for  people with Highmark insurance plans outside of the exchange (Obamacare).  The rebates go to individuals and small group policyholders. “Now, more than...
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Maryland moving into Phase 3 of reopening, with movie, live shows getting...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the sate will move into Phase 3 of its reopening plan. Hogan also announced that in collaboration with Apple and Google, that  Maryland will be one of the first states to...
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Carney order allows bar seating at beach, stiffens employee mask mandate

Masks now required for weightlifters Gov. John Carney signed the 27th modification to his State of Emergency,  that loosened restrictions on bar service in beach areas, while requiring businesses to more strictly enforce mask-wearing by...
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Covid-19. hospitalizations rise, but critical cases remain low

The Delaware Division of Public Health offered guidance on a growing number of Covid-19-related hospitalizations. The number of hospitalizations has risen from about 30 to more than 60 in the past three weeks. However, the...
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Becker Morgan moves Newark office to UD’s STAR campus

Becker Morgan Group’s Newark office has moved to larger space  at the University of Delaware’s STAR Campus Tower. The University of Delaware’s Science, Technology, and Advanced Research Campus, STAR Campus, combines academics and research with...
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Carney requests Disaster Declaration from President Trump

Gov.  John Carney submitted a formal request  to President Donald Trump  for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the state of Delaware. In his letter to Trump, Carney  noted over four days that weather conditions including...
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Outbreak tied to Maine wedding tells us all we need...

Good afternoon, It's a cautionary tale for those in Delaware and elsewhere who host or organize events. A small wedding and reception in rural Maine became a Covid-19 "superspreader"  that apparently claimed one life and even...