Coronavirus Update

Apr 14, 2020

As of 13 April 2020, the U.S. has registered the highest number of COVID-19 cases and resulting fatalities in the world. Authorities continue to employ or extend existing public health measures as part of an overall effort to limit further spread of the disease. On 9 April the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended a No Sail Order for cruise ships carrying more than 250 passengers in waters with U.S. jurisdiction. The ban is scheduled to remain in effect for the next 100 days, unless the CDC rescinds it or the public health emergency related to COVID-19 is annulled before then. Additionally, on 10 April Delaware Gov. John Carney extended Delaware’s state of emergency for an additional 30 days. The state of emergency initially went into effect on 12 March and has since required residents to remain in their homes, except for essential purposes such as to obtain basic supplies or health care services, or to travel to workplaces deemed critical. Meanwhile, the mayor of Los Angeles, California, extended the city’s safer-at-home order, which has exceptions similar to those of Delaware, through 15 May. As of the latest reports, at least 562,300 individuals in the U.S. have contracted COVID-19 and there have been more than 22,000 fatalities.

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