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Weekly Travel Newsletter - 1.20.21

Phase 2 – Reopening Delaware

Delaware is currently in Phase 2 as of June 15, 2020. During Phase 2, businesses will open with restrictions including arts & culture, food & beverage establishments, malls, casinos, retail, commercial short-term lodging, youth sports, golf courses, community pools, convention centers and meeting facilities, personal care services, realty, exercise facilities, racetrack parks, and places of worship. Click here to view the full list of regulations for each business type. 

Starting Monday, December 14th, 2020 at 8:00a.m. restaurants, breweries, distilleries and wineries are open with 30% of fire occupancy. Patrons should wear a face covering when not eating or drinking, whenever staff approaches the table and whenever they get up from the table.  Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation, services for dine-in reservations, take-out options, and curbside pick-up. For a list of restaurants and libations in Kent County, click here.

Starting Monday, December 14th, 2020, at 8:00a.m., businesses above 100,000 sq feet are limited to 20% capacity. All other businesses, including most retail stores, and all restaurants are limited to 30% capacity. Retail stores below 5,000 sq feet and all Houses of Worship are limited at 40% capacity with strict social distancing, and mandatory face coverings. (We recommend visiting website or to call ahead for more information). Indoor gatherings at businesses or indoor spaces open to the public must be limited to the lesser of 30% capacity, or 10 people. For more information, please click here.

Delaware State Parks are open. Camping at Killens Pond State Park including campsites, cabins, and RVs sites are available for reservations. 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). 

Starting Monday, December 14th, 2020, Delaware State Parks' Nature Centers will be closed until January 11th, 2021. There will be no in-person programming in order to eliminate gatherings and reduce the spread of COVID-19. For more information, click here

Delaware beaches are open and subject to strict social distancing requirements and other restrictions.  Click here to read the beach regulations for Delaware.  

Visitors and Delawareans are required to wear a facemask (indoors with anyone outside their household) and in public settings including grocery stores, doctor offices, pharmacies, and public transportation. 

Get the most of your Delaware getaway by knowing the ins and outs of traveling during COVID-19 before your visit. The following are helpful guides:

Delaware's Go-To Guide To Explore Safely 

Video: Go-To Guide to Summer safely in Delaware 

Explore Safely Check-List


Delaware’s Recovery Plan

For the latest information, please visit the CDC website for travel updates. To find the latest information regarding coronavirus in Delaware, visit http://de.gov/coronavirus

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