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Saturday, March 28, 2020

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...

Number of coronavirus cases now 214; death toll rises to 5

The Delaware Division of Public Health reported the number of coronavirus cases rose from 165 on Friday afternoon to 214 on Saturday. Five  Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. The most recent deaths...

Delaware jobless claims top 10,700

Delaware weekly initial jobless claims topped the 10,700 mark, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday. The figure was among the highest among states with smaller populations as employers struggled with the impact of a...

Beebe Healthcare updates list of needed items that include respirators

Beebe Health care is updating its  listing of needed medical items. Beebe Healthcare has also launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund for monetary donations. The health care system also needs of items like personal protective equipment...

Total number of coronavirus cases hits 91

The Delaware Division of Health reported 91 cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) as of Tuesday morning. In response to the rising number of cases and future predictions, Gov. John Carney declared a Public Health Emergency that...

Rehoboth mayor closing non-essential businesses in advance of governor’s order

Rehoboth Beach Mayor Paul Kuhns issued a civil emergency and order that closes non-essential businesses, effective Monday at 4  p.m. The order comes 16 hours before a statewide ban takes effect.  Kuhns said the order came...

Rehoboth closes beach, boardwalk; Carney adds enforcement teeth to emergency order

The City of Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk & Beach is now closed due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns. The decision comes after a warm spring day on Friday that led to an outcry over visitors not observing...

Platinum Dining Group, Charcoal Pit closing restaurants; Other dining groups opt...

Restaurants are making tough decisions on whether it is worth the trouble to offer carryout service only. The Platinum Dining Group has opted to close its restaurants effective Monday night. Other dining groups have opted...

Sussex Tech shutting down JROTC program, due to lack of instructors

Sussex Technical High School announced the demise of its U.S. Army JROTC classes at the end of this school year. "Despite extensive research and outreach, JROTC Cadet Command has informed the district that there are...