COVID-19: In Week 4, a clamp down on out-of-staters

More and more people ramp up efforts to support healthcare workers
April 6, 2020

Into Week 4 of the local COVID-19 pandemic, Delaware State Police set up roadblocks on key roads in Sussex County stopping vehicles with out-of-state licenses, reminding motorists of the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine rule for anyone coming from another state to stay at a hotel, rental or other residence.

People coming to Delaware to work at an essential businesses, care for a relative, or go to a health appointment and those passing through the state are exempt from the regulation.

About 20 percent of the more than 2,600 vehicles stopped at six checkpoints were from out of state. Police said roadblocks will continue to educate motorists of the emergency action initiated to stop the spread of the virus.

The week also begins with new requirements for essential stores restricting numbers of shoppers and providing areas for social distancing.

Meanwhile, across the Cape Region, more and more efforts in support of local healthcare workers kicked into high gear. From purchasing food and restaurant gift cards to fabricating face shields and sewing face masks, local residents are doing their part.

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