Prior to his COVID-19 press conference this afternoon, Governor Carney announced the following restrictions effective Monday, November 23rd at 8:00 a.m.
- Indoor gatherings at homes capped at no more than 10 people
- Indoor gatherings outside of homes must be limited to 30 percent 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 (DPH).
- Restaurants must operate at no more than 30 percent of fire capacity indoors, with allowances for additional outdoor seating.
- Governor Carney’s order will also prohibit Delaware youth sports organizations, teams and venues from hosting or participating in tournaments with out-of-state teams, effective at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1. The order includes a provision prohibiting Delaware teams from traveling across states lines for tournaments.
You can read Governor Carney’s press release here.
Click here to view the letter Senate Minority Leader Gerald Hocker and House Minority Leader Danny Short sent to the governor last week following remarks he made in his Tuesday, 11/10 press conference where he alluded to possible new restrictions. While the leaders share Governor Carney’s concern about the continued spread of COVID-19, they also urged him to consider the negative impact stricter economic guidelines would have on Delaware’s small business community and citizens.