Coronavirus Coverage

Governor Carney told CNN on Wednesday that when it comes time to plan the re-opening of Delaware beaches, he plans to work with those from the south.

“I work closely with [Maryland] Governor [Larry] Hogan on our western boundary. In fact, we have big issues coming up in respect with opening up our beaches along the Atlantic coast for this summer.”

Ocean City, Maryland’s beach and boardwalk are closed through April 28, although that date could be extended.

Delaware’s beaches are currently closed until May 15th.

When asked on Tuesday about the Sussex County beaches re-opening by Memorial Day, Carney said this:

“A lot of things are going to have to fall in our favor in order to get there. I’d like nothing more than to be able to do that, but it’s really hard to see given the guidance that we have, where that’ll be a reality, but we’ll see.”

“One of the areas where I do feel confident about is the communication between governors in our region, and the commitment that we each have to work together to reopen our economies in a coordinated manner so we don’t create problems for each others.”