DELAWARE - Delaware Governor John Carney issued the third revision of his COVID-19 emergency order, which went into effect today at 8 a.m.
New COVID-19 Emergency Order is In Effect in Delaware
"These are difficult decisions, but we face a difficult and challenging winter," said Governor Carney. "COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising in Delaware and across the country. More than 250,000 Americans have already lost their lives to this virus. We're focused on protecting lives and targeting restrictions where we're seeing the spread of COVID-19. Let's all do our part. Wear a mask. Avoid gatherings with anyone outside your household. Consider celebrating holidays a little differently this year. Stay vigilant, and we'll get through this."
Governor Carney's New Order Taking Effect at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23
- Indoor gatherings in homes must be capped at no more than 10 people.
- Indoor gatherings at businesses or indoor spaces open to the public must be limited to the lesser of 30 percent of the venue's stated fire capacity, or 50 people.
- Outdoor public gatherings are limited to 50 people. Additional capacity, up to a cap of 250 people, maybe permitted with a plan approved by DPH.
- Restaurants must operate at no more than 30 percent of fire capacity indoors, allowing additional outdoor seating. Additionally, parties sitting at the bar must not exceed two people.
- Delawareans must always wear face coverings in gyms.
- Governor Carney's order also prohibits Delaware youth sports organizations, teams, and venues from hosting or participating in tournaments with out-of-state teams, effective at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1. The order includes a provision prohibiting Delaware teams from traveling across states lines for tournaments.
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