DE’s Carney Issues ‘Stay at Home’ Order

Closes all ‘non-essential’ businesses

Governor John Carney on Sunday issued the fourth and fifth modifications to his State of Emergency declaration, ordering Delawareans to stay at home whenever possible and closing all non-essential businesses in Delaware to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

The orders go into effect at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24. They will remain in effect until May 15 or until the public health threat is eliminated.

“This was not an easy decision, but it’s the right decision to protect the safety of Delawareans and Delaware families,” said Carney. “If you have any questions about whether you should be staying home or going out, stay home. Go to work, and go straight back home. If you don’t need food or other essential items, stay home.

Click here for a full list of essential and non-essential businesses, as defined by Sunday’s order

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

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