In response to a significantly rising number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, Governor John Carney on Tuesday announced additional restrictions statewide to slow community spread of COVID-19.
Governor Carney’s order will include the following restrictions, which take effect at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 23:
· Indoor gatherings in homes must be capped at no more than 10 people.
· Indoor gatherings outside of homes must be limited to 30% of the venue’s stated fire capacity, up to a cap of 50 people. This includes all events, such as weddings, funerals, services in houses of worship, performances, political gatherings, and events in public spaces including fire halls.
· Outdoor public gatherings are limited to 50 people. Up to 250 may be allowed with a plan approved by the Delaware Division of Public Health.
· Restaurants must operate at no more than 30% of fire capacity indoors, with allowances for additional outdoor seating.
Based on publicly available data, DPH continues to recommend that K-12 public schools operate in a hybrid model with a mix of in-person and remote instruction.
For more information about the governor’s order, please visit https://bit.ly/38SmQF2.
Governor Carney also is expanding the DE Relief Grants program for businesses hardest hit by COVID-19 restrictions. The expansion will provide up to $25 million in additional relief for hundreds of businesses that have been disproportionately impacted. Qualifying businesses, including restaurants and taprooms, will receive double their original grant allocation. The application deadline is December 4 and can be found at http://www.delbiz.com/relief.