Updated: Officials offer info on reporting emergency order violations over Memorial Day weekend

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The Delaware Divison of Public Health is providing guidance for those observingpersons and businesses violating the State of Emergency order.

Individuals who have complaints about out-of-state individuals violating the order, or violating the public gathering restrictions, are asked to contact state or local law enforcement.

Concerns that a business may be violating operating restrictions should be directed to: HSPContact@delaware.gov. Questions related to business re-openings or operations as businesses re-open should go to COVID19FAQ@delaware.gov .

Many businesses are now open by appointment with restaurants operating carryout service.

However, the full opening of retail stores and malls will not take. place until June 1.

Short-term rentals (Airbnb, hotels) are not available to leisure travelers over the Memorial Day weekend despite complaints from landlords and hotel owners.

Delaware State Police announced that routes to beaches used by out of state travelers will be patrolled.Beaches are open to activities as long as crowds do not gather and social distancing is observed.

Police operated a checkpoint on Route 1 Friday afternoon that informed Delaware of the in-state nature of Memorial Day weekend.

The state remains concerned that large crowds could lead to the spread of coronavirus, especially in Coastal Sussex County. The area is near a coronavirus outbreak in a large portion of the county.

Neighboring Ocean City, MD has no restrictions for out of state residents, although restaurants and bars remain closed.

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