Delaware State Police checkpoints aim to inform,
educate Those with out-of-state tags must self-quarantine for 14 days
Delaware State Police are stopping out-of-state drivers to emphasize Gov. John Carney’s order for such visitors to quarantine themselves for two weeks. 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.
State troopers took action by conducting a checkpoint on Plantation Road and Coastal Highway southbound at the entrance to Rehoboth. The primary purpose of the stop is to inform and to educate. During the stop, the officers asked limited questions related to the driver’s recent travel.
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 such as going to a pharmacy, veterinarian or physician.