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Maryland governor issues Covid-19 travel advisories for a few ‘high risk’...

Family events seen as a risk factor in contact tracing efforts Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the state will issue health advisories for a few "high-risk states."  He also reported that family gatherings show...
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DSU pioneers nationwide testing program for Black colleges and universities

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and The United Negro College Fund announced partnerships with the nonprofit Testing for America to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including Delaware State University in their Covid-19...
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Covid-19 update: Rate of positive cases remains at 4.3 percent as 91...

In its Thursday report, The Delaware Division of Public Health reported the closely watched rate of new cases over seven days rose slightly to 4.3 percent. A total of 91 people tested positive. The number of...
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Sinnott steps down as CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare; Harvath named interim president

Daniel Sinnott, CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare, is resigning after nearly three years of leading the Wilmington hospital. Effective July 31, Brandon Harvath, who currently serves as chief operating officer of Saint Francis Healthcare, will...
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Help for a struggling Sussex economy?

Good afternoon, This hasn't been a good week or for that matter a good year for Sussex County. The latest blow came when Washington, D.C. issued a quarantine order for travelers to and from Delaware, a...
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DuPont reports second quarter loss after writedown of value of transportation-related businesses

  DuPont reported a second-quarter loss while seeing double-digit gains in sales of protective materials used in the fight against Covid-19. The loss was largely the result of a non-cash writedown of the estimated value of...
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$600 a week jobless benefit gone, at least for now

After the U.S. Senate adjourned without passing  legislation,  The Delaware Department of Labor formally announced that paid $600 a week formally ended on July 25.   Congress authorized a $600 weekly benefit for unemployment insurance claims...
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Offices reopen but working from home remains widespread in Wilmington & suburbs

A survey from The Wilmington Alliance and the commercial real estate firm of  Newmark Knight Frank indicates that office tenants have no major short or long term plans to reduce their occupancy levels The report...
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State plans to step up enforcement for businesses not following mask and other Covid-19...

Masks most  frequent target of complaints The Delaware Division of Public Health plans  to step up enforcement of the governor's Executive Order related to businesses complying with coronavirus restrictions. Jamie Mack of the Delaware Division of...
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Astra Zeneca enters into cancer drug deal with potential value of $6 billion

AstraZeneca  entered into a new global development and commercialization agreement with Japan-based Daiichi Sankyo Company for a promising chemotherapy drug. The agreement has a potential value of $6 billion. AstraZeneca employs about 1,500 in administrative and...