Delaware Governor Says Schools Closed Through End of Year

Del. Gov. John Carney spoke at a Friday news conference about his state's coronavirus response

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Delaware's schools will remain closed to in-person learning through the end of the school year, Gov. John Carney announced Friday.

Remote learning will continue.

The state also encouraged people with vacation homes at Delaware beaches to refrain from visiting during the pandemic, as the deadly new coronavirus has closed down nonessential businesses in Delaware.

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Carney has indicated state officials will develop a plan for reopening Delaware’s economy based on guidance from the CDC, including 14 days of declining cases. Carney also says extensive testing and contract tracing programs must be in place before economic restrictions are eased.

At least 100 people have died from COVID-19-complications in the First State. As of Friday, at least 3,442 people had tested positive for the new coronavirus.

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