Gov. Carney: Quarantine if entering Delaware

DOVER, Del. — On Sunday evening, Delaware Governor John C. Carney ordered two weeks of isolation for travelers entering the state. His declaration said, “Any individual who enters Delaware from another state, and who is not merely passing through, must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days from the time of entry into Delaware or for the duration of the individual’s presence in Delaware, whichever period is shorter. This self-quarantine requirement shall not apply to public health, public safety, or healthcare workers, or any other individual providing an assistance to an Essential Business or providing an emergency service related to COVID-19. This self-quarantine requirement shall not apply to individuals commuting into Delaware to work for an Essential Business or to perform Minimum Business Operations as permitted by the Fifth Modification of the Declaration of a State of Emergency.”

It went on to specify that anyone who has entered the state withing the last 14 days must immediately self-quarantive for the remainder of the 14-day period since arrival. Self-quarantine requires that an individual stay in a quarantine location (home, hotel room or rented lodging); does not go to work, school or public areas; does not use public transportation; separates from other individuals in a residence as much as possible; and avoids sharing personal items.

To view the full declaration and previous modifications, visit

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Maryland Department of Health Coronavirus Page
CDC: About the Coronavirus Disease 2019
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Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
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