What's New In New Castle County?
County Spotlights
Hockessin Colored School No. 107 becomes 250th county park
New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer signed a memorandum of understanding with the Friends of Hockessin Colored School No. 107 to make the school and its grounds the county's 250th park at a signing event on Monday morning. During the ceremony, comments were made by Senator Chris Coons, Senator Tom Carper and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester along with former students and Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice C.J. Seitz in addition to county and Friends leadership on the importance of the preservation of the school. To see a full video of the ceremony, CLICK HERE.
County surpasses 7,000 positive tests, but infections trending down
New Castle County has seen over 7,200 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, but cases are trending down sharply over the last two weeks with infection rates cut in half. Mask use is helping fight spread, and testing remains our most vital tool in the fight against COVID-19 and testing sites are being offered more frequently in the evenings to help those returning to work. Any New Castle County resident can get tested regardless of symptoms and tests are quick, easy and painless. Walk-up sites are also now available each week. To register for testing at one of the county's sites, CLICK HERE.
County, State partner on pandemic housing assistance program
New Castle County and the State of Delaware are partnering on a housing assistance program to ensure those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic aren't losing their homes. New Castle County will put up $20 million from the county's allotment of the federal CARES Act funds and the state will match with another $20 million and administer the program through the DSHA. To see the livestream announcement and hear from County Executive Matt Meyer and Governor John Carney, CLICK HERE. For more information on the program, CLICK HERE.
County works to clean up from hurricane, severe storms
New Castle County has been working extensively to both assess and repair storm damage caused first by Hurricane Isaias and then severe thunderstorms that followed over the past week. Inspectors have been assessing storm damage to over 120 homes throughout the county, with over 25% deemed unsafe, and members of the Department of Public Works have been working to clear downed trees from parks and waterways that could affect the county sewer system. Clean up and assessment continues this week ahead of expected storms over the coming weekend.
Find The Most Current And Upcoming
Meetings & Events
Thursday, August 13th
COVID-19 Testing at Kirk Middle School
COVID-19 Testing at East Side Charter School (Walk-up Only)
Summer Concert Series at Glasgow Park

Friday, August 14th
COVID-19 Testing at Seeds of Greatness Ministries
COVID-19 Testing at Las Americas Aspira Academy

Saturday, August 15th
COVID-19 Testing at Delcastle Technical High School

Testing start times vary by site, visit delaware.curativeinc.com for each site time.
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New Castle County In The News
A new chapter in the history of Hockessin Colored School (WDEL)

Delaware rolls out financial aid for renters, homeowners late on rent, mortgage payments (Delaware Online)

Historic Hockessin Colored School to become center for diversity and inclusion under new agreement (Delaware Public Media)

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