BREAKING: Gov. Carney announces new COVID-19 restrictions in Delaware

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Delaware – Starting on Monday, November 23, the state of Delaware will be under new restrictions to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, according to Governor John Carney.

On Tuesday, during his weekly coronavirus briefing, the governor announced a new limit on indoor gatherings at home. That new cap is no more than 10 people.

However, indoor gatherings outside of homes will be limited to 30 percent of the venue’s stated fire capacity, up to a cap of 50 people. Carney says this includes events such as: weddings, funerals, services in houses of worship, and performances.

Whereas, outdoor gatherings are to be capped at 50 people. Under this new order, the the Delaware Division of Public Health may approve plans with up to 250 people.

More restrictions in the state are restaurants must operate at 30 percent capacity, but they can have additional outdoor seating as well and youth tournaments with out-of-state participants is prohibited.

“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. Nearly 250,000 Americans, including 736 Delawareans, have already lost their lives to this virus. Our focus must be on protecting lives.”

Today the governor and health officials also advised K-12 public schools operate in a hybrid model with a mix of in-person and remote instruction.

For the latest coronavirus cases in the state and more on Governor Carney’s order, click here.


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