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Latest emergency order: Driving schools, senior centers can reopen

Even with this inch forward, Carney called for Delaware residents to stay vigilant and wear face masks, wash hands frequent, social distance and to be tested whether they have symptoms or not.

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Gov. John Carney modified his State of Emergency Declaration Friday to allow driving schools to reopen with certain precautions.

He also said senior centers can reopen at 30 percent capacity, and restaurants must give customers the option of leaving information so they can be contacted if a positive case of COVID-19 is linked to the eatery.

It’s the 24th modification to his March order that shut Delaware down to try to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Even with this inch forward, Carney called for Delaware residents to stay vigilant and wear face masks, wash hands frequent, social distance and to be tested whether they have symptoms or not.

The driving schools are allowed to have a maximum of one adult and one student in the front driver and passenger seats, and one additional person in the back.

All occupants must wear face coverings at all times, the order says, and windows should be open as much as possible to help air move through the vehicle to reduce any potential viral load.

Carney said the restaurant rule will help trace and test people who may have been exposed to the virus. Restaurants are not required to deny service to customers who choose not to provide contact information.

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