Phase 1 – Reopening Delaware
Delaware’s Phase 1 of reopening is scheduled for June 1, 2020. During Phase 1, businesses will open with restrictions including arts & culture, food & beverage establishments, malls, casinos, youth sports, childcare, barber shops, hair salons, realty, exercise facilities, racetrack parks, and places of worship. Click here to view the full list of regulations for each business type.
Starting Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5pm, The State of Delaware will lift restrictions on Delaware beaches and community pools subject to strict social distancing requirements and other restrictions. Click here to read the beach regulations for Delaware.
All out-of-state travelers coming into Delaware must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days to fight the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information, click here. Beginning June 1, 2020 the ban on short term rentals and the 14 day quarantine for all out-of-state travelers will be lifted. Click here to read more info.
Hotels and rentals are closed to visitors except essential guests doing work in Delaware like healthcare providers, caregivers, military personnel and hotel employees until the public health threat is eliminated To read more, click here. Beginning June 1, 2020 the ban on short term rentals and the 14 day quarantine for all out-of-state travelers will be lifted. Click here to read more info.
Many local restaurants, craft breweries, distilleries and wineries are open for curbside to-go services or takeout. (please call ahead to confirm hours of operation and available services). Beginning June 1, 2020, food and drink establishments will open with restrictions. For a list of restaurants and libations in Kent County click here.
Beginning May 20th at 8am, retail establishments may resume business by appointment. (click here for more information) Beginning June 1, 2020, retail stores will open with restrictions including social distancing, mandatory face masks, and a limit on the number of customers allowed. Many local boutique shops in Kent County are offering online ordering to shop local from home. (We recommend visiting website or to call ahead for more information). For a listing of local small businesses in Kent County, click here.
Delaware State Parks are open. State park’s nature centers, campsites, cabin, bathhouses and cottages are closed at this time. Programs and tours are cancelled during this time. Anyone visiting a park or wildlife area is encouraged to engage in responsible social distancing practices, visit during non-peak hours and required to wear a face mask. (click here for more information) The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will limit the number of people at Delaware's state parks and wildlife areas. For more information, click here.
All Delawareans (12 and up) are required to wear a facemask in public settings including grocery stores, doctor offices, pharmacies, public transportation. To read more, please click here