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Beebe Healthcare is sharing recently updated CDC guidelines after the organization made an announcement on Friday. The CDC announced from recent studies on COVID-19 that a portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms or who are pre-symptomatic can transmit the virus to others.

We may not be able to go outside, but we still can enjoy a symphony orchestra every evening on WSCL 89.5FM.

Here is a neat idea- take a break from the internet and bad news on cable tv by having an "electronics fast".

Instead, prepare dinner with your family at 6pm while you listen to Explorning Music.

Then, reward yourself with a family dinner while you listen to a world-class symphony at 7PM!

Here is the Spring evening concert series, starting next week. All programs begin at 7PM.

OWINGS MILLS, MD – The Washington, D.C. region and Maryland public television stations today announced a partnership aimed at supporting the education needs of families whose children are learning from home during the coronavirus public health emergency.

Medical supply donations are being accepted this week at Delaware Technical Community College's Georgetown campus. The supplies will be donated to first responders and medical facilities in Sussex County. 

Donations will be collected between April 2-4 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Owens Campus - Georgetown at 21179 College Drive in teh parking lot near the baseball field.

All donations must be new and must fall into these categories:

Springfest 2020 has been canceled due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our special events department is currently working with vendors, headliners and local entertainers on how to proceed. We will continue to keep you updated as we learn more.

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation. Please be aware that any information shared can change at any time. The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Delaware continues to rise, especially in Sussex County. In order to provide needed medical supplies to the healthcare systems in Delaware, eBright Health ACO is hosting donation drop-off locations throughout the state. The Sussex County event for Beebe Healthcare will be held Wednesday, April 1 through Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m.

From the Town of OC Mayor and City Council:

To celebrate National Poetry Month, on each Thursday Morning in April, at 9:00 am on Delmarva Public Radio WSDL 90.7, we will present a talk by a distinguished regional poet and teacher.

We have all made it to the 14th week of WWIII, with no cease fire on the horizon.

Three themes are reverberating just now regarding the coronavirus, lack of testing, shortage of protective equipment, and shortage of medical ventilators.

Looking backwards, there is now sufficient evidence that the richest country in the world, with abundant scientific and medical specialists, simply squandered a full month in preparation for this devastating pandemic, which is now engulfing major sections of America.

WILMINGTON, Del. –  Governor John Carney on Sunday signed the seventh modification to his State of Emergency declaration, ordering all out-of-state travelers into Delaware to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days to fight the spread of COVID-19.

SALISBURY, MD---As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect the lives of every American, it is often said that if we are to beat this it will take all of us working together.

The Salisbury University community is stepping up in the fight against COVID-19, both on an international and local level.

Among the difficulties of fighting COVID-19 healthcare workers are dealing with a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep them safe while assisting others.

Wilson’s guests are author Barbara Lockhart and Community Players of Salisbury actress Judy Hearn. The program features a reading by Judy Hearn of Lockhart’s short story “Liriope,” published in volume 12 of the Delmarva Review. The reading is followed by an interview with the author.  Liriope is a stream of consciousness narration by a woman working to come to terms with her dead husband. Though dead, he is very much alive in her mind as she talks to him about her struggle with his mental illness.

Weekdays at 9PM on WSDL 90.7 FM

Starting this Monday, March 30th, Delmarva Public Radio will air The National Conversation with All Things Considered.  This special programming from NPR is part of the effort to keep you informed of the latest news on COVID-19  Tune in weekdays at 9PM on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

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With WWIII entering its 13th week, most of WE THE PEOPLE  are POWs in our own homes.    So let’s reflect on how we got here.

We have all committed to “flattening the outbreak curve”, a new moniker for hiding at home, and vegging out on Netflix.

This time, our Pearl Harbor occurred in China, and was so sneaky, we didn’t even realize there was a problem until weeks later on January 10th.  Since then “a state of war has existed”.  Haven’t we heard these words before?

Many kind individuals and businesses have reached out and asked how to help Beebe Healthcare in this time of need.

Beebe Healthcare has launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund for monetary donations. We are also in need of items like personal protective equipment or other medical supplies to be used to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). These items will ensure our teams have the supplies they need in the future.

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You have been feasting on endless news, regarding the coronavirus pandemic, mostly scary statistics.  But there are other sides, some good, some bad.

Just look at how fragile the greatest country in the world is.  In 11 weeks some

unsee able threat has neutered and rendered our civilization inert with amazing speed.   And we are still just mobilizing to fight WWIII.

Delmarva Public Radio is here for you,

These are challenging and unprecedented times for Delmarva. Many of us are now staying at home as the world unites to defeat the Coronavirus.

Most Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) staff members are working from home as well. We are committed to keeping you informed and entertained.  You may not be able to leave the house, but you can still travel to the great concert halls of Europe, Lincoln Center, Pittsburgh, Cleveland through the magic of radio. 

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Maryland now has 20 new confirmed case of the coronavirus an increase of 54 percent.

It’s biggest increase in the number of cases in a single day with a total now 57 in 11 counties.

That includes Talbot county which has reported one confirmed case.

Montgomery County has the most with 24.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases in Delaware has doubled following a drive-thru testing event by the state's largest hospital system.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has ordered restaurants, gyms and theaters to serve no more than 10 customers at a time in response to the coronavirus.

Northam also urged Virginians on Tuesday to comply with new federal guidelines not to gather in groups of more than 10 and for people older than 65 to self-quarantine.

The state also announced that there are now 67 Virginians who have tested positive for the virus, including the first known instance at a long-term care facility. 

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Maryland businesses and residents will get a 90-day extension to file their income tax.

There will be no interest or penalty payments if tax forms are filed by July 15th.

WBOC reports that Comptroller Peter Franchot said it was time for residents and businesses to focus on their health and keeping the lights on.

He said that this will keep the cash flowing through the economy and into employee’s bank accounts.

The move follows a similar action announced by the White House.

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The Peninsula Regional Medical Center has set up a triage tent for the coronavirus.

It’s located near the walk-in entrance for the Emergency Trauma Center.

The Salisbury Daily Times report that it will be staffed by a nurse 24-hours a day seven days a week.

The medical center says the tent is not for general screening of the virus.

Patients will be questioned about any symptoms such as a fever, cough and/or shortness of breath.

They will also be asked if they have come into recent contact with a confirmed case of the coronavirus.

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Delaware will be providing cash assistance to many of the workers whose employment has been affected by the coronavirus but would not ordinarily qualify for benefits.

The requirements for the benefits range from those who have been laid off because an employer has temporarily shutdown due to the virus to a worker who has been ordered by a medical doctor to self-quarantine.

In addition, those who are either a parent or guardian who must take care of children due to the state ordered shutdown of the school will also qualify.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has postponed the state's April 28 primary to June 2.

But Hogan said Tuesday the state is moving forward with a vote-by-mail April 28 special general election to fill the congressional seat left vacant by the death of Elijah Cummings.

As the coronavirus spreads worldwide, Hogan says it would endanger public health to allow thousands of people to assemble in places like schools and senior centers, which are already closed.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers are convening for the last day of a shortened legislative session due to the coronavirus.

They are gathering Wednesday to finish work on priority legislation before adjourning.

Legislative leaders say they plan to reconvene in a special session in the last week of May.

The General Assembly will be wrapping up 19 days before its annual legislative session was scheduled end on April 6.

The Senate is expected to take a final vote on the state's $48 billion budget for the next fiscal year.

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia have charged a second former congressional campaign staffer with election fraud in a case that clouded the race for Virginia's 2nd District in 2018.

A special prosecutor overseeing the case in Virginia Beach confirmed Tuesday that Roberta Marciano faces two counts of election fraud.

Marciano worked on the re-election campaign for freshman Republican Scott Taylor in the district along Virginia's coast.

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MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man is facing charges after shooting at an occupied home before barricading himself inside his house for several hours.

Delaware State Police arrested 42-year-old Richard P. Money II of Middletown on Tuesday morning after a standoff that lasted about five hours.

Authorities say the incident began shortly before 10 p.m. Monday when troopers were called about shots being fired at a house in Smyrna.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is ordering the closure of bars, restaurants, gyms and movie theaters across the state in response to coronavirus.

Hogan announced his order would go into effect Monday at 5 p.m.

Hogan says drive-thru, carryout and delivery service will still be allowed.

Hogan also announced a prohibition on social, community, recreational or religious gatherings of more than 50 people in close proximity.

He also says the state is planning to make up to 6,000 more hospital beds available.

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