COVID-19 UPDATE from Council President Shabazz 3/24/20

Hello Wilmington,

Here are the most recent COVID-19 Updates:

Governor Carney Declares Public Health Emergency (PHE)
Governor Carney Closes Delaware Schools Through May 15
DNREC campgrounds and playgrounds to close March 24
Division museums closed; special programs postponed
Food Bank Mobile Pantry sites
Information on Unemployment Benefits
State of Delaware’s COVID-19 daily updates

Governor Carney issued a Stay at Home Order for Delawareans. All non-essential businesses are to close effective today Tuesday March 24 at 8:00 AM. So what does that mean for you? Check out this video for a “cliff notes” version of what our Governor is asking of every Delawarean under the Stay-at-Home order so that we can help control the spread of COVID-19.

For a full list of essential & non-essential businesses as defined by the Governor’s order, please refer to this link.

For answers to frequently asked questions regarding the order, please refer to this link.

Wilmington is still open and operating in accordance with the Governor’s declaration, which allows us to continue providing essential services. Click here to view the latest message from the Mayor on City of Wilmington operations.

Our next virtual City Council meeting will be held Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm in which the Mayor will give his Budget Address. The full agenda and the link to the meeting are posted here.

Remember to tune in to Comcast channel 22 or visit WITN22 for all of your city news. Be safe and stay vigilant Wilmington.

In Service,

Hanifa Shabazz, City Council President

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