Delaware Rentals & The Joe Maggio Realty team have been keeping up to date with the daily changes taking place in our community with regard to the COVID-19 virus. We thought it would be helpful to share some of the important aspects that you may have missed, or may not be aware of.
In further modifications to the State of Emergency Declaration relating to the COVID-19 virus, Governor John Carney issued a Stay at Home Order for All Delawareans, effective this past Monday, March 23, 2020 at 4:00pm.
Order in Place Until May 2020
The City of Rehoboth Beach have taken these words to heart, urging everyone to ‘Stay at Home’ to save lives and stop the virus. This order will remain in place until May 15, 2020, or until such time that the virus is no longer a threat to human life.
Governor Carney stressed the seriousness of the situation saying, ‘Delawareans cannot go out in public unnecessarily’. ‘We’re acting with urgency to prevent a spike in coronavirus cases that could overwhelm our hospital system’, he added.
Non-Essential Business Closure
All non-essential businesses were ordered to close on Tuesday, March 24 at 8am. For those businesses that remain open, strict sanitary measures need to be adhered to, including provisions for hand washing stations or sanitizer, the enforcement of social distancing, and providing flexible sick leave policies for employees.
Leave Home for Essential Tasks Only
The guidelines are that individuals only leave home for essential tasks, for example traveling to and from work (for those who are not able to work from home or work); collecting medical supplies, and shopping for essential groceries. Outdoor exercise is also permitted as long as the social distancing parameters are observed.
Please read the full announcement issued by the Delaware Governor to understand the implications of this fatal disease on the Delaware.gov website: https://news.delaware.gov/2020/03/22/governor-carney-issues-stay-at-home-order-for-delawareans
A video announcement can also be viewed here:
Confirmed Cases in Delaware
As of March 25, 2020, Delaware had 104 confirmed cases of COVID-19. If we can follow the guidance being issued to us by our Government, and stay at home as instructed, we will stop this deadly virus sooner, rather than later.
Be safe. Stay Home.
Joe Maggio, Maggio Realty & Delaware Rentals Team