County announces coronavirus measures that include mandatory use of hand sanitizers when entering its facilities

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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer, joined by other county officials,  announced actions o protect the County’s 1,900 employees and its nearly 600,000 county residents.

All six coronavirus cases in Delaware are in New Castle County. To date, all have been tied to an off-campus event attended by members of the University of Delaware community

Meyer announced the following (All are effective as of 8 am this morning (unless otherwise noted):

  • Effective Monday at 8 a.m., all county libraries will be closed to the public. All library programs are suspended until further notice. Library meeting rooms (including Brandywine Town Center) will be closed for meetings until further notice.
  • All county programs at the Absalom Jones Community Center will be suspended until further notice, including senior center and art studio and after school program. The county is coordinating with outside agencies to fill services for seniors.
  • All county sports leagues and recreational programs will be suspended until further notice including programs at all County recreation centers.
  • All tours and programs at Rockwood Museum will be suspended until further notice.
  • Many County programs held at the Garfield and Hockessin PALs will be suspended until further notice.
  • All county programs at Carousel Park are suspended until further notice.
  • Every employee and member of the public will be required to use hand sanitizer or wash their hands upon entering any county facility.
  • County parks will remain open.
  • More frequent cleaning of work areas, including after every shift in 911, in various public-facing areas of the Public Safety Building and in the Connor Building, at Government Center, at the Gilliam Building, in the City/County Building and at each of the libraries.
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