Topsy Turvy Christmas Parade Winners

For such a crazy time, we are so thankful to have held such a great holiday event. We could not have asked for a better night or for the participation. Parade Winners are: Girl Scout Troop 499 Crossroads Community Church Just Sooup Ministries Thanks everyone!!

Topsy Turvy Covid Christmas parade is a GO!!

The Topsy Turvy Christmas parade gets off the ground on Tuesday, 12/15 at 7pm. The Circle will be LIT UP with lights and holiday music as you “DRIVE BY” all our entrants and enjoy sights and sound of the holiday Come on out and drive around the circle as many times as you want enjoying this end to a crazy year.

Welcome New Members!!!

It is our pleasure to welcome the following new members to the Georgetown Chamber

Splash Laundromat – A family owned business opening soon in Georgetown – offering pickup and delivery, wash and fold in a clean and inviting atmosphere. This will be their second location and Georgetown can’t wait for them to open

GennyJems – a local company that offers product made in the USA from their retail shop and warehouse in Harbeson as well as large online presence through Amazon.com and Walmart.com

WELCOME!!!

Governor Carney Issues Updated State of Emergency; Bans Short-Term Rentals

Tenth update to emergency order also closes additional businesses to fight COVID-19

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Monday issued the tenth modification to his State of Emergency declaration, banning all short-term rental units – including vacation home rentals, hotels, motels, and condo rentals – to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

Commercial lodging in Delaware will remain closed through May 15, or until the public health threat is eliminated. The order exempts certain Delawareans and essential workers who may need access to short-term rental units. That list of exemptions includes caretakers with family members nearby, health care providers, journalists, and Delawareans with public housing vouchers.

Victims of domestic violence who need alternative shelter also are exempted.

Monday’s order places additional restrictions on businesses, banning door-to-door solicitation and closing pawn shops, video game stores, and other electronics retailers.

Click here to read the full text of Governor Carney’s tenth modification.

Governor Carney’s updated order takes effect at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7.

“All of Delaware’s restrictions are intended to prevent a surge in cases, preserve our hospital capacity, and save lives,” said Governor Carney. “This is not the time for a vacation or tax-free shopping in Delaware. Delawareans also should not go out in public unnecessarily. Stay safe. Stay home. Protect your neighbors. We’ll get through this – but it’s going to take all of us.”

Governor Carney’s emergency order, including its modifications, have the force and effect of law. Failure to comply constitutes a criminal offense. State and local law enforcement agencies are authorized to enforce the provisions of the State of Emergency.

Delaware employers with questions about how they may be impacted can email covid19FAQ@delaware.gov, or call (302) 577-8477 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Emails are encouraged due to potentially high call volume.

Delawareans with general questions about COVID-19 or their exposure risk can call the Division of Public Health’s Coronavirus Call Center at 211, or 711 for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Questions can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov. DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, visit de.gov/coronavirus.

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The next House Small Business Caucus ZOOM meeting will be TOMORROW (April 7th) with Labor Secretary Cade as the guest speaker

The next House Small Business Caucus’ ZOOM task force meeting to discuss ways to help small businesses and nonprofits in the wake of COVID-19 will be TOMORROW (April 7th) at 1:15 p.m.
 
Because there were so many questions regarding unemployment during the ZOOM call this week, Delaware Labor Secretary Cerron Cade will be joining participants on Tuesday’s call.
 
Below are the details to join:
 
 
Meeting ID: 252 274 6139
Password: 456987123
 
One tap mobile: +16468769923 (2522746139#)

State Police take action to send message to out-of-state visitors

The Delaware State Police (DSP) have begun stopping out-of-state drivers to emphasize Governor John Carney’s order for such visitors to quarantine themselves for two weeks.
 
On Sunday, the governor’s seventh modification to his State of Emergency declaration ordered all out-of-state travelers coming into Delaware to immediately isolate themselves for 14-days to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
 
The order carries the weight of law, but there were many reports that it was being ignored.
 
Earlier today (4/3), state troopers took dramatic action by conducting a checkpoint in northern New Castle County at Naamans Road and Society Drive.  About 500 vehicles were detained during the two-and-a-half-hour operation.
 
“The troopers stressed that the primary purpose of the stop was to inform and to educate,” said DSP Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin, in a prepared statement.  “Although violating the order does constitute a criminal offense, there were no citations issued or arrests made.”
 
Today’s midday action followed directed patrols on roadways in the Claymont area last night, which had been identified as having a large volume of out-of-state travelers.  Under the modified State of Emergency declaration, all Delaware law enforcement officers are empowered to stop any vehicle displaying out-of-state tags.  This authorization does not apply to vehicles traveling on I-95, I-295, or I-495.
 
“During the stop, the officer may ask limited questions related to the driver’s recent travel,” Master Corporal Austin said.   “The driver then must be informed of the governor’s declaration and explicitly advised that if they are coming into Delaware from out-of-state, they are required by law, to self-quarantine for 14 days while in Delaware, or immediately return to their home state.”
 
Exceptions to the self-quarantine order for travelers, include:

  • Motorists passing through Delaware while traveling to other states.
  • Those traveling from their home state to work for a an essential business in Delaware.
  • Those caring for a family member in Delaware.
  • People coming into the state for health care reasons (e.g. visiting a pharmacy, going to a veterinarian, meeting with a physician).

According to Master Corporal Austin, directed patrols throughout the state will continue to encourage voluntary compliance.

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