Effective Monday, March 30th at 8 a.m., Governor John Carney issued an order for all out-of-state travelers to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Delaware.
The order applies to anyone who has entered the state within the past 14 days; however exemptions are in place for travelers passing through Delaware, those caring for family members, and public health, public safety, and healthcare workers. Governor Carney is also urging those who live out-of-state and commute into Delaware for work to stay home if possible.
“Now’s not the time to visit Delaware. We’re facing a serious situation here that is getting worse,” said Governor Carney. “Delawareans need to stay at home, and anyone from another state visiting Delaware should immediately self-quarantine for two weeks. Everyone needs to take this threat seriously. Our goal is to limit a surge in COVID-19 cases that would overwhelm our hospital system. We’ll get through this – but everyone needs to pitch in.”
Anyone found to be in violation of Governor Carney's order will be charged with a criminal offense. The order is expected to have "the force and effect of law."