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Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks with reporters about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet

May. 24, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronavirus within 14 days. It’s not going to happen. A review by The Associated Press found that at least half of the states are not going to meet...

Delaware allows restaurants, bars to expand outdoor seating

May. 24, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware restaurants and bars can expand outdoor seating and the state’s churches can hold outdoor services without size limits now that Gov. John Carney has loosened restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Carney’s office on Saturday announced...

Virtual workouts keep quarantined Delawarians moving

May. 24, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — At the beginning of March, Jessica Moyer decided to start a virtual workout challenge group on Facebook for her clients. It was the first foray into online workouts for Ms. Moyer, the owner of The Ice House: Wellness & Community in Wyoming. Little did she know, this was a preview of...

State officials eye piece of county coronavirus relief funds

May. 22, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials have received more than $927 million in federal coronavirus relief fund assistance, but they are also looking to get a slice of the roughly $323 million going directly to the state's largest county. Gov. John Carney noted Friday that the cost of the state’s...

Protesters rally outside Delaware's Statehouse on Friday, May 1, 2020, in Dover, Del., a demonstration organized by a group called Delawareans Against Excessive Quarantine to demand that Gov. John Carney lift restrictions he has imposed on businesses and individuals in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. A similar rally was held outside the state office building in Wilmington. Carney said the protesters had a right to express their opinion, but that he would have hoped they were more appreciative and supportive of what state officials have done in responding to the virus. (AP Photo/Randall Chase)

Number of Delaware jobless claims ticks up slightly

May. 21, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The number of initial unemployment claims filed by Delawareans ticked up slightly last week even as businesses begin to prepare for a gradual reopening of the state’s economy amid the coronavirus epidemic. The Delaware Department of Labor reported Thursday that just under 5,600...

Coronavirus impact on state revenue may be less than feared

May. 21, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — New estimates show that the coronavirus epidemic’s impact on Delaware’s government coffers may not be as bad as officials initially feared. The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council on Thursday increased its revenue estimate for the current fiscal year by $92...

Delaware governor under fire for coronavirus restrictions

May. 19, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney on Tuesday announced a further loosening of his coronavirus restrictions on Delaware businesses, but Republican lawmakers are claiming that Carney is moving too slowly and has abused his authority. Carney said retail establishments may start operating by...

Wilkes-Barrre City Mayor George C. Brown, center, offers remarks before presenting a proclamation to the Wilkes-Barre Fire City Department and Emergency Medical Service responders, Monday, May 18, 2020 at Fire Department headquarters in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The proclamation recognizes Emergency Medical Services Week which is May 17-23. (Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

'Putting yourself at risk:' Governor discourages beach-going

May. 18, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaching, Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday questioned the wisdom of beach-going, even as governors in other states reopen their beaches despite worries that the coronavirus outbreak could surge again. Beaches up and down the East Coast will be open...

Federal lawsuit targets Delaware coronavirus restrictions

May. 15, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man is suing Democratic Gov. John Carney in federal court over restrictions he has imposed on access to the state’s beaches and his ban on short-term rentals. Patrick J. Murray argues in a complaint filed Friday that the restrictions imposed by Carney because of the...

Delaware legislature to meet virtually, jobless filings fall

May. 14, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Legislative leaders in Delaware plan to resume this year’s session later this month by livestreaming proceedings on YouTube and Facebook while keeping the statehouse closed to the public because of the coronavirus. Officials said Thursday that the House and Senate will reconvene...