Coronavirus Coverage

Memorial Day is just around the corner, Governor John Carney wouldn’t commit to opening the Delaware beaches, to residents only, soon.

“We’re not there yet.  We do have a pretty serious outbreak in Sussex County, among poultry workers, but gradually, as we see those conditions improving, and I’m looking at a graph right now, of hospitalizations by county, and the hospitalization rate is pretty flat right now–which is a very positive thing–except for that spike in Sussex County. So obviously, that affects the beaches,” he said.

He is concerned that out of state visitors will come to the beaches over the Holiday weekend and keeping them away would be difficult to enforce.

“So I’d say into early June period of time, that June period of time is when hopefully we’ll get to that condition, but really it’s a little premature to be picking dates.”

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