Kevin Bohrer demonstrates his candy chute in the front yard of his Woods at Louviers home as his kids, 4-year-old Max and 5-year-old Mackenzie, stand ready to catch the candy. The family designed the chute as a socially distanced way to celebrate Halloween.
People line up for drive-thru COVID-19 testing at the University of Delaware’s STAR Campus in November. STAR is one of the biggest weekly testing sites administered by New Castle County and can accommodate more than 1,000 people each Saturday.
Off-duty firefighter Mike Lindsay fishes used clothing – apparently from a nearby donation box – out of a clogged storm drain near the Hudson State Service Center in October. The flooding stranded two motorists.
This sign at the corner of Haines Street and Delaware Avenue was originally installed to advertise a new parking lot the city leased to increase the supply of parking downtown. With many businesses closed and the state under stay-at-home orders, the lot sat empty and the sign was repurposed for a more timely message.
A Newark parking division employee wears gloves as he takes payments in the lot behind Panera Bread on March 15. A day later, Newark suspended parking fees and eventually laid off all the parking lot clerks.
During the height of the pandemic shutdown in March, a lone pedestrian crosses a deserted South College Avenue around 5 p.m. on a weekday, a time when downtown would typically be gridlocked with commuters heading home for the evening.
EMT Dean Helsel and Lt. McKenzie Schurman model the full protective gear – including N95 respirator masks, face shields, gloves, booties, hairnets, goggles and disposable gowns – that Aetna EMTs are wearing on calls involving nursing homes or patients with COVID-19 symptoms.
Wearing a mask, Vic Priapi, of Priapi Gardens, waits on customers at the Newark Natural Foods Co-op Farmers Market on May 17, the first day the farmers market opened under social distancing guidelines.
Mayor Jerry Clifton gets his hair cut by Delaware Hair and Co. owner Matt Scherr on June 1, the first day many businesses were able to reopen. Clifton took a tour of Main Street to check in on struggling business owners.
Local historian Jim Jones tells walking tour attendees about the house at 140 W. Main St. This house was built in the 1880s by J. Rankin Armstrong, who owned a store at 122 W. Main St. This house is of the Second Empire style (Victorian), which was fairly unusual in Newark.
“The Student,” the well-known Charles Parks sculpture outside the Newark Free Library, sports a face mask in solidarity with local residents who are doing their part to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
St Thomas’s Episcopal Church on South College Avenue decorated its grounds with a “Christmas in July” theme, updated for the realities of COVID-19. It includes a manger scene with Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus wearing face masks, as well as Christmas trees decorated with surgical masks.
Newark communications staffers Jayme Gravell and Jenny Darden tape a paper cutout of Mayor Jerry Clifton to a city vehicle. Clifton had planned to participate in the census parade, but after it was postponed due to rain, he was away on a previously scheduled vacation.