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EXTENSION OF THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR THE
STATE OF DELAWARE DUE TO A PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT
WHEREAS, in connection with the serious public health threat from the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) that has impacted the State of Delaware, I issued a Declaration of a State of Emergency for the entire state at 3:00 p.m. on March 12, 2020; and
WHEREAS, during the past 29 days, I have issued ten modifications to the Executive Order to, among others things, limit social gatherings to fewer than 10 persons, restrict K-12 schools to distance learning only, close childcare to all but emergency care, restrict business operations to essential businesses only with non-essential businesses either closed or remote working only, order a shelter in place for all Delawareans, close table service in restaurants and bars, close commercial lodging to leisure guests, place a moratorium on evictions and foreclosure proceedings, require travelers from out of state to self-quarantine upon arrival in the state, and a number of additional measures designed to protect the public health, safety and welfare of Delawareans during the COVID-19 pandemic; and
WHEREAS, after 29 days, the State of Delaware is facing a serious public health threat from COVID-19 and the harm to life remains significant; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Delaware’s emergency management statutes, a State of Emergency proclaimed by the Governor may not continue for more than 30 days without being renewed; and
WHEREAS, I find that the conditions necessitating a State of Emergency continue to exist and require that the State of Emergency remain in effect.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JOHN C. CARNEY, hereby declare:
APPROVED this 10th day of April 2020 at 3:30 p.m.
John C. Carney