Gov. Wolf Takes Action to Address Law Enforcement Reform and Accountability

Source: US State of Pennsylvania

June 04, 2020

Press Release,  Public Safety
After meeting with leaders in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Governor Tom Wolf announced several actions to improve law enforcement relations with the community and strengthen training and accountability.
“Today, I am taking steps to address concerns about community relations with law enforcement as well as strengthen accountability of our agencies,” Gov. Wolf said. “This effort will commence immediately.”
Gov. Wolf outlined multiple actions directed at meaningful reforms, many based on the 21st Century Policing Task Force, created in 2015 under President Obama in response to the Ferguson, Mo., death of black teen Michael Brown that set off weeks of protests.
Highlights of the recommendations include:
Creation of a Deputy Inspector General within the Pennsylvania Office of State Inspector General (OSIG) focused on deterring, detecting, preventing, and eradicating fraud, waste, misconduct, and abuse amongst law enforcement agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction.
Creation of a Pennsylvania State Law Enforcement Advisory Commission that reviews allegations of misconduct by law enforcement personnel under the governor’s jurisdiction.
Providing technical assistance to municipalities from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) to encourage the creation of local citizen advisory boards.
Creation of a Racial and Ethnic Disparities Subcommittee under the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) at PCCD.
Reviewing Training and Education of Officers. All training academies for law enforcement must review current use of force training standards for law enforcement and form a workgroup to develop model training standards to ensure that all officers receive the best instruction in their interactions with the public. Departments should be striving to obtain state and or national accreditation. Accreditation is a key component in assisting departments in evaluation and improvement of their standards and practices.
Enhancing Officer Safety and Wellness. Enhancing current mental health initiatives and offering targeted mental health supports for officers to deal with trauma and reduce stigma for getting help.
Supporting Legislative Reforms. The governor will work with the legislature on reforms, including legislation proposed that provides for improved access to police videos, an oversight board for officer training and continuing education, a special prosecutor in deadly force cases, interdepartmental law enforcement hiring reform and PTSD evaluation for police officers.Earlier this week, members of the Police Reform Working Group, which includes state and local elected officials, the chief defender of the Defender Association of Philadelphia, as well as several attorneys, put forward proposals to address growing frustration with racism, oppression and rooting out law enforcement misconduct.
“We’ve addressed criminal justice reform on a bipartisan basis, and that’s what we’ll need to fix these longstanding inequities,” Gov. Wolf said. “And as we go forward, we need to address the looming, systemic failings that have created this situation.”
The governor also committed to addressing longstanding inequalities against people of color.
“I’m going to continue to fight for more education funding and for help for minority-owned businesses. These fights do not have an end point, and we won’t know when we’ve won, but we have to keep going to make our commonwealth fairer and more equal for everyone.”

I-70 Outer Road Improvement Project Continues in Columbia Next Week

Source: US State of Missouri

BOONE COUNTY – A project working to improve safety devices and driving surfaces along Interstate 70 Outer Roads will continue with pavement work taking place around the city of Columbia next week.

Starting Monday, June 8, contractors for the Missouri Department of Transportation will be paving the Interstate 70 Drive Southeast between Route Z and St. Charles Road.

Once the southeast road work is complete, crews will begin paving the I-70 Drive Northwest between Stadium Boulevard and Abilene Acres.

The work at both locations will require multiple single lane closures. Flaggers and pilot vehicles will guide motorists through the work zones. Motorists are advised to use extra caution through work zones, obey all traffic signs and avoid any distractions.

This work is part of a larger project occurring at several locations along Interstate 70 Outer Roads in Boone and Callaway Counties throughout the summer.

This project is expected to be completed by November 1.

This work is weather permitting and could be delayed. For more information and updates about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/central. Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook and Twitter for project updates.

Route N in Scott County Closed for Culvert Replacements

Source: US State of Missouri

Route N in Scott County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a few culverts under the roadway.

This section of roadway is located from Route E to County Road 332.

Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 16 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast.

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Dent County Routes to Undergo Chip Sealing Next Week

Source: US State of Missouri

DENT COUNTY – Motorists are advised to be on the lookout for chip seal work taking place on two routes near Salem next week.

During the week of June 8, a contractor working for the Missouri Department of Transportation will begin chip sealing on Route 32 between Salem and the junction of Route 72. Crews will also perform chip sealing operations on Route P.

MoDOT says chip sealing operations require one lane to be closed for the safety of motorists and crews. Signs and flaggers will guide motorists through the work zone. Motorists are asked to plan for delays, obey all traffic signs and watch for crews in work zones.

This work is part of a larger chip seal project that has already begun on Route 19, between Salem and Cherryville, in Dent and Crawford Counties.

This work is weather permitting and could be delayed. For more information and updates about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/centrals. Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook and Twitter for project updates.

Two Wisconsin Men Charged with Illegally Possessing Firearm During Madison Protests

Source: US State of Wisconsin

MADISON, WIS. – Two men have been charged with federal firearms crimes in complaints filed today in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.  According to United States Attorney Scott C. Blader, the two defendants have been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm after allegedly being found with a firearm during Madison protests.  The cases are not related. 

“It is important to speak plainly and give fair warning to those who might consider using legitimate protesters as ‘cover’ for criminal conduct.  Every American has a right for their voice to be heard, especially during these challenging times, and my office defends the right of individuals to speak, assemble, and protest,” said U.S. Attorney Blader.  “However, public safety is a necessary prerequisite for the free exercise of First Amendment rights.  My office will prosecute those who exploit legitimate protests to commit federal crimes.”

Kyle C. Olson, also known as Kyle Charles Quade, 28, Edgerton, Wisconsin, is charged with being a felon in possession of a .45 caliber handgun.  The affidavit accompanying the complaint alleges that at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2020, police officers stationed in the area of 220 West Gilman Street to respond to the civil unrest occurring in downtown Madison observed an individual later identified as Olson remove a handgun from the trunk of his car and place the handgun in his back waistband. 

Anthony R. Krohn, 36, Madison, is charged with being a felon in possession of a .22 caliber handgun.  The affidavit accompanying this complaint alleges that at approximately 2:12 a.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020, police officers were dispatched to the area of South Fairchild and West Doty Streets in Madison in reference to a person with a gunshot wound, and found a person later identified as Krohn bleeding from a wound in his leg with a gun on the ground next to him.  The affidavit further alleges that Krohn told a law enforcement officer that he had shot himself. 

Olson and Krohn are currently in custody at the Dane County Jail.  Their initial appearances in federal court have not been scheduled and will take place by videoconference. 

If convicted, Olson and Krohn each face a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.  The charges against them are the result of investigations by the Madison Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Corey C. Stephan is handling the prosecution of these cases.

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

U.S. Attorney Welcomes HIDTA Designation for Eau Claire County

Source: US State of Wisconsin

MADISON, WIS. – Scott. C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced today that Eau Claire County has been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) by the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy.  The designation means Eau Claire County will receive more resources to coordinate federal, state, and local governments’ efforts to fight drug trafficking and abuse.

“This designation will result in the expansion of law enforcement efforts to combat deadly drugs such as methamphetamine and heroin in northwest Wisconsin by providing critical federal support and funding to state and local agencies,” said U.S. Attorney Blader.  “These additional resources will be used to disrupt the flow of drugs in northern Wisconsin and hold distribution networks accountable for the deaths and addictions they cause.”  

“The Drug Enforcement Administration has been a long time partner with law enforcement agencies in Eau Claire County to fight the scourge of drug trafficking and the violence associated with it.  This HIDTA designation will provide much needed support in our efforts to keep the communities in and around Eau Claire County safe from violent drug trafficking organizations,” said DEA Milwaukee District Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge Paul E. Maxwell, Jr.

To secure this designation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office partnered with the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department, the West Central Drug Task Force, the St. Croix Valley Drug Task Force, the Eau Claire County District Attorney’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  In addition, all these agencies will continue to partner with the Eau Claire County Alliance for Drug Endangered Children to respond to children who are endangered by caregivers who use, manufacture, or distribute drugs. 

Created by Congress in 1988, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program coordinates and assists federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to address regional drug threats with the purpose of reducing drug trafficking and drug production in the United States.  The HIDTA program oversees regional HIDTAs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.

Reopening Phase Orders Updated to Include 10 Additional Counties Moving to Yellow and 16 to Green on June 5

Source: US State of Pennsylvania

June 04, 2020

Press Release,  Public Health
Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today signed amended yellow phase orders to include 10 counties moving to the yellow phase at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, June 5. The counties include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton, Montgomery and Philadelphia.
In addition, the governor and the secretary signed amended green phase orders to include 16 counties moving to the green phase at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow. The counties include Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Lycoming, Mercer, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland.
With these orders, there are no counties in the red phase. In total, on June 5, there will be 34 counties in the green phase and 33 in the yellow phase.
Gov. Wolf’s Process to Reopen Pennsylvania includes details of each phase of reopening.
Yellow PhaseAs regions or counties move into the yellow phase, some restrictions on work and social interaction will ease while others, such as closures of schools, gyms, and other indoor recreation centers, hair and nail salons, as well as limitations around large gatherings, remain in place.
The purpose of this phase is to begin to power back up the economy while keeping a close eye on the public health data to ensure the spread of disease remains contained to the greatest extent possible.
Work and Congregate Setting Restrictions
Social Restrictions
Stay-at-Home Order Lifted for Aggressive Mitigation
Large Gatherings of More than 25 Prohibited
In-Person Retail Allowable, Curbside and Delivery Preferable
Indoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities and Personal Care Services (such as gyms, spas, hair salons, nail salons and other entities that provide massage therapy), and all Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters) Remain Closed
Restaurants and Bars May Open Outdoor Dining, in Addition to Carry-Out and Delivery (effective 6/5/2020)
Green PhaseAfter a county transitions to the yellow phase, we will closely monitor for increased risk, such as significant outbreaks. If overall risk remains mitigated for 14 days, we will transition the county to the green phase.
The green phase eases most restrictions by lifting the stay-at-home and business closure orders to allow the economy to strategically reopen while continuing to prioritize public health.
While this phase will facilitate a return to a “new normal,” it will be equally important to continue to monitor public health indicators and adjust orders and restrictions as necessary to ensure the spread of disease remains at a minimum.
Work and Congregate Settings Restrictions
Continued Telework Strongly Encouraged
Businesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Updated Business and Building Safety Requirements
All Businesses Operating at 50% Occupancy in the Yellow Phase May Increase to 75% Occupancy
Child Care May Open Complying with Guidance
Congregate Care Restrictions in Place
Prison and Hospital Restrictions Determined by Individual Facilities
Schools Subject to CDC and Commonwealth Guidance
Social Restrictions
Large Gatherings of More Than 250 Prohibited
Restaurants and Bars Open at 50% Occupancy
Personal Care Services (including hair salons and barbershops) Open at 50% Occupancy and by Appointment Only
Indoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities, and Personal Care Services (such as gyms and spas) Open at 50% Occupancy with Appointments Strongly Encouraged
All Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) Open at 50% Occupancy
Construction Activity May Return to Full Capacity with Continued Implementation of Protocols
The latest business guidance can be found here.
The Governor’s amended yellow phase order can be found here.
The Governor’s amended green phase order can be found here.
The Secretary of Health’s amended yellow phase order can be found here.
The Secretary of Health’s amended green phase order can be found here.

Public Health Announces 34 More Positive Cases of COVID-19, 11 New Deaths of Delawareans

Source: US State of Delaware

Public Health Announces 34 More Positive Cases of COVID-19, 11 New Deaths of Delawareans – State of Delaware News

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Public Health Announces 34 More Positive Cases of COVID-19, 11 New Deaths of DelawareansDate Posted: June 4, 2020
Herring Point, beaches at Cape Henlopen State Park closed to surfing, swimming due to possible shark biteDate Posted: June 4, 2020
State Releases Preliminary Look at Health Care Spending in 2018Date Posted: June 4, 2020
DNREC announces 15,500 surf-fishing permits issued this year, restricts sales locationsDate Posted: June 3, 2020
Public Health Announces 27 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases Among Delawareans and 2 New DeathsDate Posted: June 3, 2020
Public Health Announces 80 Additional COVID-19 Cases Among Delawareans and 5 New DeathsDate Posted: June 2, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Phase 2 of Delaware’s Economic Reopening to Begin on June 15Date Posted: June 2, 2020
Statement from Attorney General Jennings on violence in Washington, D.C.Date Posted: June 2, 2020
June 2, 2020 – COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: June 2, 2020
Governor Carney Creates Pandemic Resurgence Advisory CommitteeDate Posted: June 1, 2020
State to Begin Coronavirus Testing at Wilmington High-Rise Buildings on June 2Date Posted: June 1, 2020
Public Health Announces 107 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Delaware, 2 More DeathsDate Posted: June 1, 2020
Delaware’s State Museums Reopening With Self-Guided ToursDate Posted: June 1, 2020
Public Health Announces 76 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases Among Delawareans; 5 New DeathsDate Posted: May 31, 2020
Public Health Announces 186 Additional COVID-19 Positive Cases Among Delawareans; 5 New DeathsDate Posted: May 30, 2020
DE Dept. of Labor Disburses Pandemic Unemployment Assistance PaymentsDate Posted: May 29, 2020
Forest Campsites and Redden Lodge to Stay ClosedDate Posted: May 29, 2020
Governor Carney Releases Guidance on Summer Camp, Summer School ProgramsDate Posted: May 29, 2020
Public Health Announces 65 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 11 New DeathsDate Posted: May 29, 2020
SNAP de Delaware Otorgará Beneficios de Emergencia Adicionales Que Estarán Disponibles Desde el 30 de MayoDate Posted: May 29, 2020
Public Health Announces 75 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases Among Delawareans; 1 New DeathDate Posted: May 28, 2020
Delaware’s SNAP Program to Issue Additional Emergency Benefits That Will Be Available Starting May 30Date Posted: May 28, 2020
May 29, 2020 – COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 28, 2020
The DE Dept. of Labor Releases Fraud Prevention GuidelinesDate Posted: May 28, 2020
Delaware Poets Laureate Receive a 2020 Fellowship from the Academy of American PoetsDate Posted: May 28, 2020
DNREC to resume state park campground rentals June 1Date Posted: May 27, 2020
Governor Carney Issues Statement on Senate ConfirmationsDate Posted: May 27, 2020
Public Health Announces 30 Additional Positive Cases Among Delawareans, 9 New DeathsDate Posted: May 27, 2020
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs launches At Home Concert SeriesDate Posted: May 27, 2020
DNREC Natural Resources Police Park Rangers arrest Rehoboth Beach man on multiple drug chargesDate Posted: May 27, 2020
Insurance Commissioner Shares Reopening RemindersDate Posted: May 27, 2020
Public Health Announces 101 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Delaware, 4 New DeathsDate Posted: May 26, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Lifting of Short-Term Rental Ban, Out-of-State Quarantine on June 1Date Posted: May 26, 2020
Action Ordered to Protect Highmark Medicare Supplement ConsumersDate Posted: May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020 – COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 25, 2020
Public Health Announces 156 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans; 6 New DeathsDate Posted: May 25, 2020
May 25, 2020 – COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 25, 2020
Public Health Announces 119 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans; 2 New DeathsDate Posted: May 24, 2020
Governor Carney Releases Update on Delaware’s COVID-19 ResponseDate Posted: May 23, 2020
Public Health Announces 161 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans; 2 New DeathsDate Posted: May 23, 2020
Governor Carney Launches Public Education Campaign with Beach Towns as Delaware Beaches ReopenDate Posted: May 22, 2020
Public Health Announces 143 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans, 5 New DeathsDate Posted: May 22, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Proactive Community-based COVID-19 TestingDate Posted: May 22, 2020
Flag Lowering Reminder for Memorial DayDate Posted: May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020 COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 22, 2020
Division of Public Health Awarded $67 Million GrantDate Posted: May 21, 2020
Terrorism Prevention Grant Funds AvailableDate Posted: May 21, 2020
Public Health Announces 192 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Delaware, 7 New DeathsDate Posted: May 21, 2020
DNREC begins treatment of downstate public ponds for the aquatic weed hydrillaDate Posted: May 21, 2020
Public Health Announces 157 Additional Positive Cases, 6 New DeathsDate Posted: May 20, 2020
Delaware Issues Guidance To Help U-Pick Farms Open For The SeasonDate Posted: May 20, 2020
Cash Toll Collection to Resume Thursday, May 21, 2020Date Posted: May 20, 2020
Public Health Announces 168 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 7 New DeathsDate Posted: May 19, 2020
Beach Restrictions To Be Lifted, Visitor Numbers Limited In State Parks For Memorial Day WeekendDate Posted: May 19, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Additional Interim Steps for Retail, Restaurant Businesses to Expand OperationsDate Posted: May 19, 2020
Revenue Announces Joint Public Call with Unemployment and the IRSDate Posted: May 19, 2020
Delaware Public Health Announces 199 Additional Positive Cases, 7 New DeathsDate Posted: May 18, 2020
Governor Carney, Secretary Bunting Announce Working Groups to Plan Safe Return to School BuildingsDate Posted: May 18, 2020
May 19, 2020 COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 18, 2020
Governor Carney Issues Guidance for Churches, Houses of WorshipDate Posted: May 18, 2020
Public Health Announces 174 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 15 New DeathsDate Posted: May 16, 2020
‘Hope Line’ Connects Delawareans to Help for Handling Stress, Behavioral Health IssuesDate Posted: May 15, 2020
Delaware Public Health Announces 150 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 11 New DeathsDate Posted: May 15, 2020
Governor Carney Releases Phase 1 Economic Reopening GuidanceDate Posted: May 15, 2020
Delaware partners on Graduate Together broadcast, websiteDate Posted: May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020 COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 15, 2020
Public Health Announces 271 More Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans; 13 New DeathsDate Posted: May 14, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Reopening of Beaches to DelawareansDate Posted: May 14, 2020
Flag lowering for Peace Officers Memorial DayDate Posted: May 14, 2020
Public Health Announces 211 More Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans; 10 New DeathsDate Posted: May 13, 2020
New website provides Seaford-area residents information on proposed flood risk mapping revisionsDate Posted: May 12, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Statewide Contact Tracing Plan for COVID-19Date Posted: May 12, 2020
Public Health Announces 176 More Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans; 12 New DeathsDate Posted: May 12, 2020
Public Health Announces 118 New Positive Cases of COVID-19; 1 Additional Death of a DelawareanDate Posted: May 11, 2020
Steps The Self-Employed Should Take To Register For (PUA) Benefits In Delaware.Date Posted: May 11, 2020
Delaware Farmers’ Markets To Open Under New COVID-19 ProtocolsDate Posted: May 11, 2020
May 12, 2020 COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 11, 2020
Public Health Announces 170 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 3 More DeathsDate Posted: May 10, 2020
Governor Carney Signs Sixteenth Modification to State of EmergencyDate Posted: May 10, 2020
Public Health Announces 166 Additional Positive Cases; 8 New DeathsDate Posted: May 9, 2020
División de Servicios Sociales de Delaware Aprobados para la EBT debido a la Pandemia para Alimentar a los NiñosDate Posted: May 9, 2020
DHSS Announces Three More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Involving Residents of Delaware Hospital for the Chronically IllDate Posted: May 9, 2020
Public Health Announces 172 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 11 New Deaths of DelawareansDate Posted: May 8, 2020
Nearly $7 million in civil penalties secured against criminal enterprises involving human traffickingDate Posted: May 8, 2020
Governor Carney Releases Statement on Economic Reopening; Announces June 1 as Target for Phase IDate Posted: May 8, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Significant Expansion of Statewide Testing Program for COVID-19Date Posted: May 8, 2020
May 8, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 8, 2020
Public Health Announces 161 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19Date Posted: May 7, 2020
Gouvènè Carney repwograme Primè Prezidansyèl la pou 7 jiyèDate Posted: May 7, 2020
El gobernador Carney reprograma las primarias presidenciales para el 7 de julioDate Posted: May 7, 2020
Governor Carney Reschedules Presidential Primary for July 7Date Posted: May 7, 2020
DNREC opens virtual operations for water-related servicesDate Posted: May 7, 2020
Recovery Town Hall – May 7, 6:00pm – Southern New Castle County focusDate Posted: May 7, 2020
Public Health Announces 407 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 as Testing IncreasesDate Posted: May 6, 2020
Fees, passes required at state parks, wildlife areas starting Friday, May 8Date Posted: May 6, 2020
Recovery Town Hall – May 6, 7:30pm – Sussex County focusDate Posted: May 6, 2020
Delaware Public Health Announces 83 Additional Positive Cases, 5 More Deaths Related to COVID-19Date Posted: May 5, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Interim Steps Allowing Small Businesses; Universal Testing in Nursing HomesDate Posted: May 5, 2020
Delaware Social Services Approved for Pandemic EBT to Feed Children During COVID-19 EmergencyDate Posted: May 5, 2020
Delaware Public Health Announces 80 More Positive Cases, 5 New Deaths Related to COVID-19Date Posted: May 5, 2020

SMYRNA (June 4, 2020) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing 11 additional fatalities related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is providing an update on the number of positive cases and recovered individuals. All data reported through the daily updates are based on data received as of 6:00 p.m. the previous day.
In total, 386 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 21 to 103 years old. Of those who have died, 204 were females and 182 were males. A total of 173 individuals were from New Castle County, 69 were from Kent County, and 144 were from Sussex County.
The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 66 to 92. Six of the individuals were female and five were male. Three were Kent County residents and eight were Sussex County residents. All 11 individuals had underlying health conditions. Nine of the individuals were residents of long-term care facilities.
To protect personal health information, DPH will not confirm specific information about any individual case, even if other persons or entities disclose it independently.
The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics* cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, include:
9,746 total positive cases
New Castle County cases: 3,925
Kent County cases: 1,454
Sussex County cases: 4,314
Unknown County: 53
Females: 5,355; Males: 4,347; Unknown: 44
Age range: 0 to 103
Currently hospitalized: 142; Critically ill: 28 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)
Delawareans recovered: 5,562
56,163 negative cases***Data are provisional and subject to change.**Data on negative cases are preliminary, based on negative results reported to DPH by state and commercial laboratories performing analysis. 
Additional demographic data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, including race/ethnicity, more age-specific data and rates information by ZIP code, can be found on the Division of Public Health’s My Healthy Community data portal.
Delaware is considering patients fully recovered seven days after the resolution of their symptoms. Three days after symptoms resolve, patients are no longer required to self-isolate at home; however, they must continue to practice strict social distancing for the remaining four days before returning to their normal daily routine.
Information about testing events, including community testing sites and free-standing sites operated by the health care systems and hospitals, will be listed on the testing section of the Delaware coronavirus website at: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing/.  Please note for saliva-based testing events that while long-term care facilities are listed on the Curative registration site, they are not community-based testing sites. The long-term care facility registrations are not open to the public nor to family members of long-term care residents.
If you are sick with any of the following symptoms, stay home: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, chills, shaking with chills, loss of smell or taste. Other symptoms such as headache or digestive symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or lack of appetite) have been identified as potential symptoms related to COVID-19 and may prompt further screening, action or investigation. If you are sick and need essential supplies, ask someone else to go to the grocery store or the pharmacy to get what you need.
If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have symptoms of illness, make sure to distance yourself from others, particularly vulnerable populations. Older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions – including serious heart conditions, chronic lung conditions, including moderate to severe asthma, severe obesity and those who are immunocompromised, including through cancer treatment – may have a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Beginning this week, DPH Community Health employees began conducting contact tracing and case investigations in the community. DPH field teams of two will personally visit individuals for whom DPH has no phone number to advise them they have a positive test result for COVID-19, or have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The DPH employees will have state employee identification and most likely will be wearing a shirt that identifies them as a DPH employee. They will also be wearing a mask, gloves, and may even be wearing a face shield. They will request permission to ask the person a series of questions, but will not request to enter the home unless they are unable to maintain the individual’s privacy outside the home. Contact tracers do not ask for bank account or Social Security information. An individual’s information will not be shared with any person or organization, and will only be used to help DPH monitor a person’s health status through additional phone calls to that person to help stop the spread of the disease. DPH does not release any personal information to the public. For additional information about contact tracing, visit https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/contact-tracing/.
Individuals who have complaints about individuals violating public gathering restrictions should contact state or local law enforcement. Concerns that a business may be violating operating restrictions should be directed to: COVID.DOJ@delaware.gov. Questions related to business re-openings or operations as businesses reopen should go to COVID19FAQ@delaware.gov.
Individuals with questions about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1, or email info@delaware211.org. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Medically related questions regarding testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov. Questions regarding unemployment claims should be emailed to: UIClaims@delaware.gov.
In addition, the Division of Public Health asks any Delaware health care, long-term care, residential, or other high-risk facility with questions or concerns to email: DPH_PAC@delaware.gov or call the DPH Call Center at 1-866-408-1899 and press ext. 2.
DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.
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SMYRNA (June 4, 2020) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing 11 additional fatalities related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is providing an update on the number of positive cases and recovered individuals. All data reported through the daily updates are based on data received as of 6:00 p.m. the previous day.
In total, 386 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 21 to 103 years old. Of those who have died, 204 were females and 182 were males. A total of 173 individuals were from New Castle County, 69 were from Kent County, and 144 were from Sussex County.
The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 66 to 92. Six of the individuals were female and five were male. Three were Kent County residents and eight were Sussex County residents. All 11 individuals had underlying health conditions. Nine of the individuals were residents of long-term care facilities.
To protect personal health information, DPH will not confirm specific information about any individual case, even if other persons or entities disclose it independently.
The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics* cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, include:
9,746 total positive cases
New Castle County cases: 3,925
Kent County cases: 1,454
Sussex County cases: 4,314
Unknown County: 53
Females: 5,355; Males: 4,347; Unknown: 44
Age range: 0 to 103
Currently hospitalized: 142; Critically ill: 28 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)
Delawareans recovered: 5,562
56,163 negative cases***Data are provisional and subject to change.**Data on negative cases are preliminary, based on negative results reported to DPH by state and commercial laboratories performing analysis. 
Additional demographic data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, including race/ethnicity, more age-specific data and rates information by ZIP code, can be found on the Division of Public Health’s My Healthy Community data portal.
Delaware is considering patients fully recovered seven days after the resolution of their symptoms. Three days after symptoms resolve, patients are no longer required to self-isolate at home; however, they must continue to practice strict social distancing for the remaining four days before returning to their normal daily routine.
Information about testing events, including community testing sites and free-standing sites operated by the health care systems and hospitals, will be listed on the testing section of the Delaware coronavirus website at: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing/.  Please note for saliva-based testing events that while long-term care facilities are listed on the Curative registration site, they are not community-based testing sites. The long-term care facility registrations are not open to the public nor to family members of long-term care residents.
If you are sick with any of the following symptoms, stay home: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, chills, shaking with chills, loss of smell or taste. Other symptoms such as headache or digestive symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or lack of appetite) have been identified as potential symptoms related to COVID-19 and may prompt further screening, action or investigation. If you are sick and need essential supplies, ask someone else to go to the grocery store or the pharmacy to get what you need.
If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have symptoms of illness, make sure to distance yourself from others, particularly vulnerable populations. Older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions – including serious heart conditions, chronic lung conditions, including moderate to severe asthma, severe obesity and those who are immunocompromised, including through cancer treatment – may have a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Beginning this week, DPH Community Health employees began conducting contact tracing and case investigations in the community. DPH field teams of two will personally visit individuals for whom DPH has no phone number to advise them they have a positive test result for COVID-19, or have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The DPH employees will have state employee identification and most likely will be wearing a shirt that identifies them as a DPH employee. They will also be wearing a mask, gloves, and may even be wearing a face shield. They will request permission to ask the person a series of questions, but will not request to enter the home unless they are unable to maintain the individual’s privacy outside the home. Contact tracers do not ask for bank account or Social Security information. An individual’s information will not be shared with any person or organization, and will only be used to help DPH monitor a person’s health status through additional phone calls to that person to help stop the spread of the disease. DPH does not release any personal information to the public. For additional information about contact tracing, visit https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/contact-tracing/.
Individuals who have complaints about individuals violating public gathering restrictions should contact state or local law enforcement. Concerns that a business may be violating operating restrictions should be directed to: COVID.DOJ@delaware.gov. Questions related to business re-openings or operations as businesses reopen should go to COVID19FAQ@delaware.gov.
Individuals with questions about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1, or email info@delaware211.org. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Medically related questions regarding testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov. Questions regarding unemployment claims should be emailed to: UIClaims@delaware.gov.
In addition, the Division of Public Health asks any Delaware health care, long-term care, residential, or other high-risk facility with questions or concerns to email: DPH_PAC@delaware.gov or call the DPH Call Center at 1-866-408-1899 and press ext. 2.
DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.
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Herring Point, beaches at Cape Henlopen State Park closed to surfing, swimming due to possible shark bite

Source: US State of Delaware

Herring Point, beaches at Cape Henlopen State Park closed to surfing, swimming due to possible shark bite – State of Delaware News

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Public Health Announces 34 More Positive Cases of COVID-19, 11 New Deaths of DelawareansDate Posted: June 4, 2020
Herring Point, beaches at Cape Henlopen State Park closed to surfing, swimming due to possible shark biteDate Posted: June 4, 2020
State Releases Preliminary Look at Health Care Spending in 2018Date Posted: June 4, 2020
DNREC announces 15,500 surf-fishing permits issued this year, restricts sales locationsDate Posted: June 3, 2020
Public Health Announces 27 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases Among Delawareans and 2 New DeathsDate Posted: June 3, 2020
Public Health Announces 80 Additional COVID-19 Cases Among Delawareans and 5 New DeathsDate Posted: June 2, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Phase 2 of Delaware’s Economic Reopening to Begin on June 15Date Posted: June 2, 2020
Statement from Attorney General Jennings on violence in Washington, D.C.Date Posted: June 2, 2020
June 2, 2020 – COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: June 2, 2020
Governor Carney Creates Pandemic Resurgence Advisory CommitteeDate Posted: June 1, 2020
State to Begin Coronavirus Testing at Wilmington High-Rise Buildings on June 2Date Posted: June 1, 2020
Public Health Announces 107 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Delaware, 2 More DeathsDate Posted: June 1, 2020
Delaware’s State Museums Reopening With Self-Guided ToursDate Posted: June 1, 2020
Public Health Announces 76 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases Among Delawareans; 5 New DeathsDate Posted: May 31, 2020
Public Health Announces 186 Additional COVID-19 Positive Cases Among Delawareans; 5 New DeathsDate Posted: May 30, 2020
DE Dept. of Labor Disburses Pandemic Unemployment Assistance PaymentsDate Posted: May 29, 2020
Forest Campsites and Redden Lodge to Stay ClosedDate Posted: May 29, 2020
Governor Carney Releases Guidance on Summer Camp, Summer School ProgramsDate Posted: May 29, 2020
Public Health Announces 65 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 11 New DeathsDate Posted: May 29, 2020
SNAP de Delaware Otorgará Beneficios de Emergencia Adicionales Que Estarán Disponibles Desde el 30 de MayoDate Posted: May 29, 2020
Public Health Announces 75 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases Among Delawareans; 1 New DeathDate Posted: May 28, 2020
Delaware’s SNAP Program to Issue Additional Emergency Benefits That Will Be Available Starting May 30Date Posted: May 28, 2020
May 29, 2020 – COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 28, 2020
The DE Dept. of Labor Releases Fraud Prevention GuidelinesDate Posted: May 28, 2020
Delaware Poets Laureate Receive a 2020 Fellowship from the Academy of American PoetsDate Posted: May 28, 2020
DNREC to resume state park campground rentals June 1Date Posted: May 27, 2020
Governor Carney Issues Statement on Senate ConfirmationsDate Posted: May 27, 2020
Public Health Announces 30 Additional Positive Cases Among Delawareans, 9 New DeathsDate Posted: May 27, 2020
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs launches At Home Concert SeriesDate Posted: May 27, 2020
DNREC Natural Resources Police Park Rangers arrest Rehoboth Beach man on multiple drug chargesDate Posted: May 27, 2020
Insurance Commissioner Shares Reopening RemindersDate Posted: May 27, 2020
Public Health Announces 101 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Delaware, 4 New DeathsDate Posted: May 26, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Lifting of Short-Term Rental Ban, Out-of-State Quarantine on June 1Date Posted: May 26, 2020
Action Ordered to Protect Highmark Medicare Supplement ConsumersDate Posted: May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020 – COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 25, 2020
Public Health Announces 156 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans; 6 New DeathsDate Posted: May 25, 2020
May 25, 2020 – COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 25, 2020
Public Health Announces 119 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans; 2 New DeathsDate Posted: May 24, 2020
Governor Carney Releases Update on Delaware’s COVID-19 ResponseDate Posted: May 23, 2020
Public Health Announces 161 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans; 2 New DeathsDate Posted: May 23, 2020
Governor Carney Launches Public Education Campaign with Beach Towns as Delaware Beaches ReopenDate Posted: May 22, 2020
Public Health Announces 143 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans, 5 New DeathsDate Posted: May 22, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Proactive Community-based COVID-19 TestingDate Posted: May 22, 2020
Flag Lowering Reminder for Memorial DayDate Posted: May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020 COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 22, 2020
Division of Public Health Awarded $67 Million GrantDate Posted: May 21, 2020
Terrorism Prevention Grant Funds AvailableDate Posted: May 21, 2020
Public Health Announces 192 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Delaware, 7 New DeathsDate Posted: May 21, 2020
DNREC begins treatment of downstate public ponds for the aquatic weed hydrillaDate Posted: May 21, 2020
Public Health Announces 157 Additional Positive Cases, 6 New DeathsDate Posted: May 20, 2020
Delaware Issues Guidance To Help U-Pick Farms Open For The SeasonDate Posted: May 20, 2020
Cash Toll Collection to Resume Thursday, May 21, 2020Date Posted: May 20, 2020
Public Health Announces 168 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 7 New DeathsDate Posted: May 19, 2020
Beach Restrictions To Be Lifted, Visitor Numbers Limited In State Parks For Memorial Day WeekendDate Posted: May 19, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Additional Interim Steps for Retail, Restaurant Businesses to Expand OperationsDate Posted: May 19, 2020
Revenue Announces Joint Public Call with Unemployment and the IRSDate Posted: May 19, 2020
Delaware Public Health Announces 199 Additional Positive Cases, 7 New DeathsDate Posted: May 18, 2020
Governor Carney, Secretary Bunting Announce Working Groups to Plan Safe Return to School BuildingsDate Posted: May 18, 2020
May 19, 2020 COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 18, 2020
Governor Carney Issues Guidance for Churches, Houses of WorshipDate Posted: May 18, 2020
Public Health Announces 174 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 15 New DeathsDate Posted: May 16, 2020
‘Hope Line’ Connects Delawareans to Help for Handling Stress, Behavioral Health IssuesDate Posted: May 15, 2020
Delaware Public Health Announces 150 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19, 11 New DeathsDate Posted: May 15, 2020
Governor Carney Releases Phase 1 Economic Reopening GuidanceDate Posted: May 15, 2020
Delaware partners on Graduate Together broadcast, websiteDate Posted: May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020 COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 15, 2020
Public Health Announces 271 More Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans; 13 New DeathsDate Posted: May 14, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Reopening of Beaches to DelawareansDate Posted: May 14, 2020
Flag lowering for Peace Officers Memorial DayDate Posted: May 14, 2020
Public Health Announces 211 More Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among Delawareans; 10 New DeathsDate Posted: May 13, 2020
New website provides Seaford-area residents information on proposed flood risk mapping revisionsDate Posted: May 12, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Statewide Contact Tracing Plan for COVID-19Date Posted: May 12, 2020
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Public Health Announces 118 New Positive Cases of COVID-19; 1 Additional Death of a DelawareanDate Posted: May 11, 2020
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May 12, 2020 COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 11, 2020
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Governor Carney Signs Sixteenth Modification to State of EmergencyDate Posted: May 10, 2020
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Nearly $7 million in civil penalties secured against criminal enterprises involving human traffickingDate Posted: May 8, 2020
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May 8, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 8, 2020
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12-year-old boy transported to local hospital with bite mark
DNREC officials have closed Herring Point to surfing and swimming Thursday afternoon until further notice following a biting incident reported just before 1 p.m. Beach goers are also restricted to knee-deep waters around the Cape Henlopen bathhouse.
A 12-year-old boy surfing off Herring Point sustained puncture wounds to one of his legs and was transported by ambulance to Beebe Hospital in Lewes. While initially reported as a shark bite, the appearance of the bite mark is being reviewed by state and fisheries experts to determine if it was from a shark or potential other creature.
DNREC Natural Resource Police Park Rangers and lifeguards are patrolling the beach area to warn surfers and other beachgoers to stay in shallow water.
Shark attacks are rare. The only known shark bite at a Delaware State Park beach occurred in June 2014.
About DNRECThe Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control protects and manages the state’s natural resources, protects public health, provides outdoor recreational opportunities and educates Delawareans about the environment. For more information, visit the website and connect with DNREC on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Media Contacts: Nikki Lavoie, nikki.lavoie@delaware.gov; Michael Globetti, michael.globetti@delaware.gov
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12-year-old boy transported to local hospital with bite mark
DNREC officials have closed Herring Point to surfing and swimming Thursday afternoon until further notice following a biting incident reported just before 1 p.m. Beach goers are also restricted to knee-deep waters around the Cape Henlopen bathhouse.
A 12-year-old boy surfing off Herring Point sustained puncture wounds to one of his legs and was transported by ambulance to Beebe Hospital in Lewes. While initially reported as a shark bite, the appearance of the bite mark is being reviewed by state and fisheries experts to determine if it was from a shark or potential other creature.
DNREC Natural Resource Police Park Rangers and lifeguards are patrolling the beach area to warn surfers and other beachgoers to stay in shallow water.
Shark attacks are rare. The only known shark bite at a Delaware State Park beach occurred in June 2014.
About DNRECThe Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control protects and manages the state’s natural resources, protects public health, provides outdoor recreational opportunities and educates Delawareans about the environment. For more information, visit the website and connect with DNREC on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Media Contacts: Nikki Lavoie, nikki.lavoie@delaware.gov; Michael Globetti, michael.globetti@delaware.gov
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MoDOT closes northbound ramp to Westbound I-270 June 8

Source: US State of Missouri

MoDOT to close northbound Lindbergh Blvd. ramp to westbound I-270 for two years beginning Monday, June 8  

 ST. LOUIS Motorists who regularly use the Interstate 270 and Lindbergh (Route 67) interchange in North St. Louis County should be aware of a ramp closure starting next week.

Starting Monday, June 8 at 9 a.m., crews will close the ramp from northbound Lindbergh to westbound I-270 for two years. During the closure, crews will rebuild the ramp as part of the I-270 North Project.

“This closure begins our process of constructing a new, more efficient and improved interchange system at I-270 and Lindbergh Blvd.,” said Justin Wolf, project director for MoDOT’s I-270 North Project.

Motorists traveling northbound on Lindbergh will be able to access I-270 by taking westbound Missouri Bottom Road to I-270. Motorists on northbound Lindbergh can also use the U-turn lanes at Utz Lane and Fee Fee Hills Drive to southbound Lindbergh and take westbound Missouri Bottom Road to access I-270. All detours will be marked.

In addition to the I-270 North Project northbound Lindbergh ramp closure, drivers should make note that St. Louis County will be resurfacing James S. McDonnell Blvd. and it will be an active work zone for the next month or two.

“We are working closely with MoDOT’s I-270 North Project Director, Justin Wolf to ensure that drivers have safe routes to reach I-270 with as little disruption as possible,” said Deanna Venker, St. Louis County Director of Transportation and Public Works.

Media interviews related to the Lindbergh ramp closure or other I-270 North Project construction activities scheduled for June 2020, are available Friday, June 5 between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. To schedule an interview time, please call Nina Thompson at: 314-370-4187.