Gov. John Carney issued more changes to his emergency orders.

99% of Delaware’s new COVID-19 cases that can be genotyped are Delta

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Delawareans now can print out their COVID-19 vaccine records and those of their children.   As COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations continue to rise, the state said Friday that 99% of the positive COVID-19 samples it was able to genotype during the week were the Delta variant. A state press release also said Delawareans can now access their state vaccination …

Legislative leaders spar over mask protests at school board meetings

Betsy Price Education, Government, Headlines

Delaware legislators issued dueling press statements about people opposing the school mask mandate. Photo by Vera Davidova/Unsplash   Democratic members of the Delaware Senate Education Committee lashed out Wednesday night, calling vocal protesters at school board meetings opposing the state mask mandate “immature and irresponsible.” “Our schools and our children’s education should not be held hostage by a vocal minority …

Moms say they will keep kids home rather than send to school masked

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Some Delaware parents say they will keep their children out of classrooms rather than send them wearing a mask.     Some parents who oppose Gov. John Carney’s mandate requiring school children and those in childcare to wear masks indoors say they will not send their kids back to school. “For my kid personally, it’s not good for his mental …

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – August 12, 2021

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom. From here, you can scroll through the pdf, forward and backward, zoom in or out in 10% increments, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Hockessin’s Chinese Festival returns with events, food moved outside Delaware Ag Museum to use …

Carney: Mask mandate ending Friday

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines, Health

Gov.  John Carney on Friday announced that – effective Friday, May 21 – the State of Delaware will lift its requirement that Delawareans and visitors must wear face coverings anytime they are indoors with others outside their household. Delawareans should instead follow masking guidance issued on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for all indoor and outdoor activities. …