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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
Secretary Bunting honors high school seniors for outstanding academic achievementDate Posted: May 5, 2020
May 5, 1:45pm COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: May 5, 2020
Delaware Digital History Museum provides opportunities to experience Delaware history … from homeDate Posted: May 4, 2020
New System To Support Applications For Pandemic Unemployment AnnouncedDate Posted: May 4, 2020
Domestic Violence Survivors Receive More Than 100 Prepaid PhonesDate Posted: May 4, 2020
Delaware Public Health announces 170 new positive cases, 9 more deaths related to COVID-19Date Posted: May 3, 2020
Governor Carney and Six Governors Announce Joint Multi-State Agreement to Develop Regional Supply ChainDate Posted: May 3, 2020
Public Health Announces 120 New Positive Cases of COVID-19 Among DelawareansDate Posted: May 2, 2020
DHSS Announces Three More Deaths Involving Residents or Patients at Its 24/7 FacilitiesDate Posted: May 2, 2020
Public Health Announces 184 Additional Positive Cases of Covid-19 in Delaware, 7 more deathsDate Posted: May 1, 2020
Recovery Town Hall – May 4, 6:00pm – Northern New Castle County focusDate Posted: May 1, 2020
May 1, 1:45pm COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: April 30, 2020
DPH Announces 79 More Positive Cases; 8 Additional DeathsDate Posted: April 30, 2020
Gouvènè Carney Piblye 14 zyèm Modifikasyon Pou Deklarasyon IjansDate Posted: April 30, 2020
El gobernador Carney emite la Decimocuarta Modificación a la Declaración de Estado de EmergenciaDate Posted: April 30, 2020
Governor Carney Issues 14th Modification to Emergency DeclarationDate Posted: April 30, 2020

The Delaware Forest Service will implement a new fee-based online reservation system for camping and the historic Redden Lodge later in the summer. Camping and lodge rentals will not be available until the system is operational.

DOVER, Del. – Effective June 1, in accordance with Delaware’s Phase 1 Reopening Plan, outdoor gatherings greater than 25 people will be permitted at Delaware’s state forests, subject to compliance with the Delaware Division of Public Health’s “Guidance on Outdoor Gatherings.”
While the state’s ban on short-term rentals will be lifted on June 1, camping at Blackbird State Forest and Redden State Forest, as well as the Redden Lodge, will be closed to the public until further notice. Plans are underway to implement a new online, fee-based reservation system expected to be operational later this summer. There is no fixed date on the launch of the new system.
The Delaware Forest Service has been working to create additional campsites at both Blackbird and Redden, which will be open when the registration system goes live. The new system will also handle advance bookings for the popular and historic Redden Lodge. Users will be able to make camping and lodge reservations for future dates, receive electronic confirmations, and make payments and receive refunds via credit card.
Assistant State Forester Kyle Hoyd says the plan is to improve the overall camping experience and provide greater access.

“Our main goal is to be able to increase reservation efficiency and ease for the general public. The new registration system will allow us to better manage this resource we provide. The minimal fees we are charging will go towards upkeep and maintenance, as well as enhanced amenities such as new fire rings, camping grills, improved sites and parking areas. Visitors will be able to enjoy more than 65 miles of state forest trails that are available for public access,” Hoyd said.

Delaware State Forests (Blackbird, Taber, and Redden) remain open for hiking, horseback riding, outdoor recreation, and other uses – subject to guidance from the Division of Public Health on proper social distancing, use of face coverings. There are currently no access fees to visit a state forest and use the trails.
State Forest offices will also remain closed to public visitors until further notice.
The Delaware Forest Service will honor only planned outdoor events scheduled prior to the COVID-19 shutdown. Outdoor gatherings of up to 250 people in an unenclosed space, such as weddings, may only be carried out if there is strict adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, including: proper hand hygiene, adequate social distancing, face coverings, and other measures outlined in the Phase 1 Plan.
For more information, contact Kyle Hoyd at kyle.hoyd@delaware.gov.
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The Delaware Forest Service will implement a new fee-based online reservation system for camping and the historic Redden Lodge later in the summer. Camping and lodge rentals will not be available until the system is operational.

DOVER, Del. – Effective June 1, in accordance with Delaware’s Phase 1 Reopening Plan, outdoor gatherings greater than 25 people will be permitted at Delaware’s state forests, subject to compliance with the Delaware Division of Public Health’s “Guidance on Outdoor Gatherings.”
While the state’s ban on short-term rentals will be lifted on June 1, camping at Blackbird State Forest and Redden State Forest, as well as the Redden Lodge, will be closed to the public until further notice. Plans are underway to implement a new online, fee-based reservation system expected to be operational later this summer. There is no fixed date on the launch of the new system.
The Delaware Forest Service has been working to create additional campsites at both Blackbird and Redden, which will be open when the registration system goes live. The new system will also handle advance bookings for the popular and historic Redden Lodge. Users will be able to make camping and lodge reservations for future dates, receive electronic confirmations, and make payments and receive refunds via credit card.
Assistant State Forester Kyle Hoyd says the plan is to improve the overall camping experience and provide greater access.

“Our main goal is to be able to increase reservation efficiency and ease for the general public. The new registration system will allow us to better manage this resource we provide. The minimal fees we are charging will go towards upkeep and maintenance, as well as enhanced amenities such as new fire rings, camping grills, improved sites and parking areas. Visitors will be able to enjoy more than 65 miles of state forest trails that are available for public access,” Hoyd said.

Delaware State Forests (Blackbird, Taber, and Redden) remain open for hiking, horseback riding, outdoor recreation, and other uses – subject to guidance from the Division of Public Health on proper social distancing, use of face coverings. There are currently no access fees to visit a state forest and use the trails.
State Forest offices will also remain closed to public visitors until further notice.
The Delaware Forest Service will honor only planned outdoor events scheduled prior to the COVID-19 shutdown. Outdoor gatherings of up to 250 people in an unenclosed space, such as weddings, may only be carried out if there is strict adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, including: proper hand hygiene, adequate social distancing, face coverings, and other measures outlined in the Phase 1 Plan.
For more information, contact Kyle Hoyd at kyle.hoyd@delaware.gov.
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