Covid-19 Omicron Variant

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Gov. Carney mandates masks in indoor settings in DE

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is ordering Delawareans to wear masks in indoor business settings and extending a mask requirement for schools and child care facilities. Carney on Monday signed a revision to a previously issued State of Emergency declaration that will requiring Delawareans to wear masks in grocery stores, convenience stores, gyms, restaurants, malls and other indoor settings. The mandate took effect at 8 a.m. Tuesday.  […]

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Events

Walmart temporarily closes Delaware store as COVID-19 surges

CAMDEN, Del. (AP) — Walmart has temporarily closed its Camden store in central Delaware amid a winter surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The News Journal reports that the store closed at 2 p.m. Sunday and will reopen at 6 a.m. Tuesday. The closing will allow the store to be thoroughly cleaned, sanitized and restocked. It's part of a company-initiated program enacted in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases […]

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Events

University of Delaware to start winter session online

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Students at the University of Delaware will have to start the winter session virtually because for the spread of the coronavirus. The Delaware State News reports that the session starts on Monday. The university said in an email to students on Thursday that the majority of classes will be online for one week. However, the residence halls will still reopen on Sunday as scheduled. University officials […]

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Delaware State delays campus return as coronavirus surges

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State University will delay the return of students to campus by two weeks because of the surge in coronavirus cases that's being driven by the omicron variant. The Delaware State News reports that classes will begin as planned on Jan. 10. But they will be held virtually for those two weeks. The school is also requiring all students to get a COVID-19 booster shot before […]

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Entertainment

Queen Elizabeth II to skip Christmas trip amid omicron surge

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has decided not to spend Christmas at the royal Sandringham estate in eastern England amid concerns about the fast-spreading omicron variant. The palace said Monday that the 95-year-old queen will spend the holidays at Windsor Castle, west of London, where she has stayed for most of the pandemic. Other members of the royal family are expected to visit over the Christmas period, with precautions […]

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Events

Delaware saw highest new daily COVID-19 cases last week

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware saw the highest number of new daily COVID-19 cases since January last week. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that there were 776 new positive cases on Friday, reaching rates not seen since the beginning of the year. The number represents a sharp uptick from the 285 new positive cases that were reported four days earlier, on Nov. 29, according to state data. At the […]

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