Governor Carney updates COVID-19 restrictions in Delaware
WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney has signed the fifth revision to his omnibus emergency order, continuing the restrictions statewide to combat the increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations.
The continued restrictions include the Stay-at-Home advisory and universal indoor mask mandate.
Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, curfew at Delaware restaurants and bars will be lifted, but establishments still must have signage displayed on the table stating that parties must be from the same household and share messaging on masking compliance.
This modification also allows all games, matches, and competitions to resume, provided that the maximum occupancy is 30%, which includes athletes, coaches, and other employees or staff. One person may accompany an athlete and are not included in the 30% capacity limit, however, additional spectators will not be allowed to attend.
Anyone who participates in an out-of-state tournament or competition must continue to immediately self-quarantine in accordance with DPH guidance from the time of entry into Delaware or for the duration of the individual’s presence in Delaware, whichever period is shorter. Teams participating in any practice, game, match, or competition where COVID-19 spread is identified by health officials must immediately refrain from continued participation and individuals must quarantine in accordance with DPH guidance.
“As we come out of the winter holiday season, we are keeping these restrictions in place so that we can protect Delaware’s hospital capacity and protect lives,” said Governor Carney. “We are balancing the need for a healthy community and a healthy economy, but we can’t let our guard down. Let’s all do our part, and do what works. Wear a mask. Don’t gather socially with friends or family outside your household. Stay vigilant.”