During a live video broadcast earlier today, the state’s two top health officials said Delaware still remains coronavirus free.
However, health secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker and public health director Dr. Karyl Rattay confirmed that test results for two individuals are still pending.
That makes 19 people in total who have been tested for COVID-19 in Delaware, 17 having negative results.
The news comes as schools and businesses are stepping up their efforts to contain the virus. At the time of today’s broadcast Rattay said no schools had closed in Delaware. However, this afternoon St. Andrew’s School in Middletown told students not to return from the spring break currently underway.
The school posted a message on its website that it will conduct “virtual teaching and learning” until further notice:
March 10: Students’ return from Spring Break has been suspended until further notice. We will begin a virtual teaching & learning program on March 23. Further information on virtual learning will be shared with parents and students via email and on this page over the next two weeks.
Rattay and Odom Walker said social distancing, frequent washing of hands and refraining from shaking hands are simple steps everyone can take to reduce possible transmission of the virus.
The entire video presentation can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/DelawareDHSS/