Delaware Slowing Reopening, Says too Many Not Following ‘Basic Health Precautions'

Carney says the state will reconsider the date for the next phase next week

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Delaware is delaying the next phase of its economic reopening, saying that it was concerned that "too many Delawareans and visitors are not following basic public health precautions."

The state had hoped to move to more reopening on June 29. However, Gov. John Carney issued a statement Thursday evening announcing a delay.

He said the state would reconsider the timing of the next phase early next week.

Right now, in Phase Two, Delaware businesses must restrict the number of customers inside at one time to 60% of fire code capacity. Water parks, sport facilities and venues have to submit a plan and be approved in order to reopen.

Indoor children’s play areas and sporting tournaments also must submit a plan to reopen -- but some sports are not being allowed to resume.

CORRECTION: This article has been corrected to reflect the accurate status of indoor play areas and sports tournaments.

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