Heading to your place in the Poconos? Pennsylvania would like you to stick around for a couple of weeks.
Delaware has been added to states that the Keystone State has put on a traveler quarantine recommendation list.
According to the state’s health department, it is recommended that anyone who has traveled to and from Delaware or other states with higher rates of Covid-19 cases should shelter in place for two weeks.
Delaware now has about three times the rate per million population of new infections as neighboring New Jersey, once the epicenter for the virus. Pennsylvania’s rate is about half of the Delaware figure.
The recommendation apparently does not go as far as bans affecting Delaware from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The City of Philadelphia later backed away from its earlier quarantine order for Delaware.
Despite signs that Delaware is “flattening the curve” on Covid-19, the state has seen an uptick in cases during its Phase 2 reopening.
One recent outbreak has been reported in Delaware beach areas, leading to mass testing of residents and summer workers, including lifeguards and waitstaff. The first batch of cases was traced to senior week activities at the beach.
Delaware now has about three times the rate per million population of new infections as neighboring New Jersey, once the epicenter for virus cases and deaths. Pennsylvania’s rate is about half of the Delaware figure.
Other states on Pennsylvania’s list.
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
The moves by Northeast states have drawn fire from Delawareans who claim the virus is coming from out of state travelers. Gov. John Carney has said Delaware in no way compares to Covid-19 hotspots like Florida.