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Delaware Restaurant Association issues dire plea for help

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

The organization that represents restaurants in Delaware said the industry is far from being out of the woods after two years of the COVID pandemic. The Delaware Restaurant Association’s 2022 ‘State of the Restaurant Industry’ report found that restaurants continue to struggle to keep their doors open amid a surge in coronavirus cases, inflation, a labor shortage, and supply chain …

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Hockessin, Unionville used book sales canceled

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

Concerns about the spread of coronavirus have caused two huge fundraising book sales planned for early 2022 to be cancelled. “We hope to reschedule the sale for later in the year and to hold several smaller sales in the coming months,” the Friends of the Hockessin Library Board posted. “There will be no 2022 [Unionville High School] Book Sale,” a …

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Delaware sees 1,000+ new COVID-19 cases four days in a row

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

Delaware broke its all-time record for new daily cases of COVID-19. One day later, it broke the record again. Photo by Sam Johnson/Pixabay. The day after Delaware broke its all-time record for new daily cases of COVID-19, the record was broken again. On Christmas Eve, 1,587 Delawareans tested positive for the virus. The previous state record was 1,393 on Dec. …

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Children ages 5-11 now eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

Children ages 5 through 11 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine in Delaware. Photo courtesy of the Delaware Division of Public Health. Children ages 5 through 11 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine in Delaware. The Delaware Division of Public Health announced Wednesday that providers can begin administering the vaccine immediately.  The …

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Carney to lift state of emergency on July 13

Betsy Price Government

(MilfordLive photo)   Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday that he intends to lift the COVID-19 State of Emergency Order on July 13. He first signed the order on March 12, 2020, and today he also signed a modification that makes technical changes to the 29th emergency order. Ending the State of Emergency also will end mask and other COVID-19 related mandates such …

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Vaccination, pop-up testing sites for June 12-19

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

State and communities agencies are hosting community vaccination sites and pop-up testing sites throughout Delaware June 12-19. Delawareans who get vaccinated by June 29 will be entered to win $5,000 in cash and additional prizes in twice-weekly drawings conducted by the Delaware Lottery. All Delawareans vaccinated in Delaware are eligible for the final drawing on June 30: $302,000 giveaway and …