BREAKING: Delaware closes restaurants, exceptions for take out and delivery
DELAWARE – Delaware became the most recent state on Monday to only allow take out and delivery service amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
Governor John Carney announced the change on Monday a few hours after Governor Larry Hogan made the announcement for Maryland restaurants and bars.
The rule will take effect in Delaware on Monday, March 16th at 8:00 p.m. It includes restaurants, taverns, and bars. The rule also bans public gatherings of 50 or more people.
In a release, Governor Carney said: “These restrictions will hit Delaware’s restaurants and bars especially. Delawareans should continue to support these businesses, and their workers, by ordering take-out or delivery. Restaurants also remain a critical source of food for vulnerable populations. But this is a very serious situation, with a significant amount of uncertainty. If you gather with 50 people or more, you are only increasing the risk that more Delawareans will come in contact with this virus. Let’s not make a challenging situation worse.”