Further Modifications to Delaware State of Emergency 'Stay Home' Declaration

With more concern over the spread of the Coronavirus - COVID-19, on Sunday evening, Governor Carney further modified the Delaware State of Emergency declaration to include an order for all out of state travelers arriving in Delaware to self-quarantine for 14 days in an effort to further fight the spread of COVID-19 - this also includes anyone who has arrived in the State in the past 14 days.  The order went into force on Monday, March 30 at 8:00am.

Note that the following individuals are exempt from this modification: public health, public safety, and health care workers, and those providing essential services related to to COVID-19.   

Self-Quarantine - What it Means

This requirement means that upon arrival in Delaware, individuals will be confined to their accommodation, whether it be hotel room, rented accommodation or their home.  These individuals will not be able to work, attend school, or visit public areas for the 14 day period.  They may not use of public transport, must avoid close contact with other indivduals within the residence, and cease from using others personal items. 

Comply or Risk Criminal Charges! 

It will be deemed a criminal offence for those who do not comply with this revision to the Delaware State of Emergency declaration.

Further information relating to the Coronavirus COVID-19 disease is available on the Delaware.gov website: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/

Emergency Childcare Sites for Essential Service Personnel

In addition, the Governor also made an eighth modification providing emergency child care sites that can be utilised only by essential personnel working during the coronavirus crisis.  With effect from April 6, only locations that have been designated as 'emergency child care sites' by the Dept of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families may be utilised by essential workers.    Only these families may enroll their children at the designated emergency child care facilities.  Find out more about the procedure on the Delaware.gov website: https://news.delaware.gov/2020/03/30/governor-carney-signs-order-to-desi...

We will continue to updatie our fellow Delawareans as more information becomes available.

We will get through this together - Stay Home, Be Safe!

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