(AP) — Delaware governor issues a stay-at-home order, closing non-essential businesses; order takes effect at 8 a.m. Tuesday. WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined that a novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) presents a serious public health threat, and that this threat is likely to impact the State of Delaware; and. Stay updated on the latest news from Delaware and the surrounding neighborhoods with 6abc. DOVER – The Delaware legislature is shutting down amid the response to the coronavirus pandemic that is stressing social distancing, leaders announced Wednesday evening. Currently, gatherings in Delaware are restricted to 50 persons or less. As Delaware schools prepare for a two-week shut down in response to the coronavirus outbreak, many child care facilities in the state are prepared to remain open. Delaware shut down during a pandemic: Residents in 1918 knew Program would provide state-guaranteed, low-interest loans for workers going unpaid during shutdown DOVER, Del. WILMINGTON, Del.. – Governor John Carney on Sunday issued the fourth and fifth modifications to his State of Emergency declaration, ordering Delawareans to stay at home whenever possible and closing all non-essential businesses in Delaware to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Wilmington: (302) 434 3200 Delaware City: (302) 326 5000 Dover: (302) 744 2500 Georgetown: (302) 853 1000 Email: DMV Customer Svc Government and Services Delaware's Governor – Governor John Carney on Thursday announced a state-guaranteed, low-interest loan program to assist federal workers who are going unpaid during the federal government shutdown. But there's been no shutdown of all non-essential businesses, though health spas, gyms, movie theaters, and … With a single day's notice to shut down their operations, small-business owners across Delaware are scrambling to hash out survival plans for the … Governor orders non-essential businesses to close at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. Now, a new order added to the State of Emergency is cracking down on those trav Watch breaking news and live streaming video on 6abc.com. Just one week ago, Delaware Governor John Carney ordered all Delawareans to stay at home to stop the spread of COVID-19. DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR THE STATE OF DELAWARE DUE TO A PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT. In depth and breaking Delaware news, crime, politics, transportation, the environment and education. DOVER, Del.