Rehoboth mayor closing non-essential businesses in advance of governor’s order


Rehoboth Beach Mayor Paul Kuhns issued a civil emergency and order that closes non-essential businesses, effective Monday at 4  p.m. The order comes 16 hours before a statewide ban takes effect. 

Kuhns said the order came as groups continued to gather, despite the closing of the boardwalk.
On Friday, the city saw an influx of visitors who clustered near open boardwalk businesses and on the beach 
There were few signs of crowds observing social distancing – staying six feet away from one another. The measure is strongly recommended as a way to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

The order also demands that residents shelter in place for other than needed trips to the supermarket or essential businesses.

Part-time residents are urged to stay home.
The mayor’s proclamation and order is at to read the complete proclamation and order  as well as the governor’s fourth and fifth modifications to his emergency declaration orders. You will also find a complete list of essential v. non-essential businesses and their respective meanings in relation to this Order. The City follows these same meanings related to essential v. non-essential businesses.

All residents living within the City of Rehoboth Beach city limits are asked  to visit the City of Rehoboth Beach CodeRED self-enrollment site to enroll additional contact information including cell phone numbers, text, and email addresses.

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