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Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update - March 24, 2020

Good evening. 

We would like to provide you with the latest updates in the State of Emergency surrounding the Coronavirus in Delaware. On March 23, Governor Carney declared a public health emergency. Details of this declaration are available at:

Earlier today, Governor Carney issued his sixth update to the State of Emergency. In addition to moving the presidential primary to June 2 and the school board elections to June 16, this order also cancels municipal elections scheduled through May 15. The Lewes Board of Elections will meet on Friday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m.  At this meeting they will reschedule the Lewes Municipal Election. This updated order also addresses foreclosures, evictions, and utility shut-offs during this crisis. 

Delaware now has 104 confirmed cases, 23 in Sussex County. Delaware’s stay-at-home order is in place until May 15, so please do not leave your home for anything other than essential business or exercise. When you do leave your home, please make sure to keep a safe distance of six feet between you and others. Of course, please make sure that you wash your hands frequently, do not touch your face, and stay way from others if you do not feel well. 

The Lewes Board of Health will meet tomorrow, March 25 at 1:00 p.m. Dr. David Tam, the President of Beebe Healthcare, will join us for the meeting. The Board of Public Works will also meet tomorrow, March 25 at 4:00 p.m. All meetings are closed to the public, but are available for remote listening and participation. 

We have a few days left before our next trash and recycling pick-up. Please do not leave items outside your carts. We will not pick them up, as we are trying to minimize risk to our employees. Additionally, please do not bag your recycling or throw food waste, shredded paper, plastic bags, or other non-accepted waste into your recycling carts. Visit DNREC’s Delaware Recycles: for reminders of what is accepted for recycling. 

Stay well.

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