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Two in Delaware cited for violating ban on group gatherings

Apr. 2, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware have cited two people for violating state prohibitions on gatherings because of the coronavirus. Police were called to an apartment in Newark shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday regarding a complaint about loud music. Officers found 18 people in the apartment, in addition...

Virus found at second juvenile facility in Delaware

Mar. 31, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A staff member at a second juvenile detention facility in Delaware has tested positive for the coronavirus, state officials said Tuesday. The employee of the Stevenson House Detention Center in Milford was self-isolating at home, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their...

A group of kayakers practice social distancing while floating down the Greenbrier River Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Ronceverte, W.Va. Greenbrier County Health Department reported it's first COVID-19 case in the county Thursday. (Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald via AP)

The Latest: Phuket closes land and sea entry and exit points

Mar. 30, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days....

Delaware governor: Out-of-state travelers must quarantine

Mar. 29, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware's governor issued an order Sunday telling out-of-state visitors to self-quarantine for two weeks. The order by Gov. John Carney takes effect Monday morning and requires anyone entering the state from elsewhere to self-quarantine for 14 days. It does not apply to people...

Delaware brides forced to postpone nuptials as virus spreads

Mar. 29, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A few weeks ago, Lauren Hinkle was worried her wedding dress might not make it in time for her April wedding. Now, though, Ms. Hinkle — and brides across the state — are postponing their nuptials as COVID-19 forces large-scale events to halt. “We have family members...

Delaware Gov. John Carney meets with staffers during a tour of the State Health Operations Center on Monday, March 16, 2020 to get an update on how Delaware is monitoring and responding to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Randall Chase)

Delaware reports its first 2 coronavirus deaths

Mar. 26, 2020 10:05 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Officials on Thursday announced Delaware's first two coronavirus deaths, including one that occurred after the first known outbreak at a long-term care facility in the state. The death of an 86-year-old man who had lived at Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence in Newark was...

Delaware Gov. John Carney meets with staffers during a tour of the State Health Operations Center on Monday, March 16, 2020 to get an update on how Delaware is monitoring and responding to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Randall Chase)

Delaware presidential primary delayed because of coronavirus

Mar. 24, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's governor on Tuesday ordered the postponement of the state's presidential primary as the number of new coronavirus cases in the state rose to more than 100. Democratic Gov. John Carney on Tuesday ordered that the scheduled April 28 primary be pushed back to June 2. Carney also...

Delaware Gov. John Carney meets with staffers during a tour of the State Health Operations Center on Monday, March 16, 2020 to get an update on how Delaware is monitoring and responding to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Randall Chase)

Delaware governor orders more expansive virus control effort

Mar. 23, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gov. John Carney declared a public health emergency on Monday as state officials reported a tenfold-increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Delaware compared to a week ago. The declaration, which took effect at 5 p.m Monday, authorizes state officials to direct vaccination,...

Delaware State University to hold "virtual" graduation

Mar. 23, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware State University plans to have a “virtual” graduation ceremony. It is the first graduation ceremony to be upended by the spread of coronavirus in Delaware. The outbreak has prompted a slew of closures and postponements over the past two weeks. On Sunday, Gov....

Delaware Gov. John Carney meets with staffers during a tour of the State Health Operations Center on Monday, March 16, 2020 to get an update on how Delaware is monitoring and responding to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Randall Chase)

Stay-at-home order issued in Delaware starting Tuesday

Mar. 22, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney on Sunday issued a stay-at-home order, closing "non-essential" businesses to attempt to blunt the intensity of the spread of the new coronavirus. Carney's emergency declaration takes effect at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Under the order, Delaware's 975,000 residents...