Delaware reports 5,371 coronavirus cases; 187 deaths
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Delawareans have been under a stay-at-home order since March 24. Those restrictions are currently scheduled to remain in place through May 15.
When the stay-at-home order was first issued March 22, the state had identified fewer than 60 positive cases.
Below is a breakdown county-by-county:
– New Castle County: 1,979
– Kent County: 847
– Sussex County: 2,520
– Unknown: 25
Beginning this week, Delaware residents over the age of 12 must wear a mask while in public spaces where social distancing measures are compromised.
Those public settings include grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, doctor's offices, and aboard public transportation.
Children under the age of 12 are excused from the measure. State health officials say any child under the age of 2 should not wear a mask for risk of suffocation.
Businesses are required to turn away customers who are not wearing a face mask. If a business denying entry is providing medication, medical supplies, or food, the business must provide alternate methods of pickup or delivery.
The order, issued by Gov. John Carney, also requires employees at all essential businesses to wear face coverings while working in public spaces or in close proximity to other employees.
Gov. Carney said the idea of a mask policy is not to relax the ...