Governor Carney declared a State of Emergency starting on March 13, 2020, and issued ten modifications.
- April 6: Bans short-term rentals and closes additional businesses to fight COVID-19.
- April 1: Limited gatherings to 10 individuals and required new restrictions at businesses.
- March 30: Screening requirements for high-risk essential businesses.
- March 30: Child care programs in Delaware to be designated as emergency child care sites.
- March 29: All out-of-state travelers into Delaware to self-quarantine for 14 days.
- March 22: Delawareans to stay-at-home and shelter in place, except to leave for essential work or activities.
- March 22: Non-essential businesses to close at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24.
Contact your primary health care provider if you have concerns about symptoms, particularly those with fever and coughing or shortness of breath.
Individuals with general questions about coronavirus can call DPH at 1-866-408-18991-866-408-1899 or email us at DPHCall@delaware.gov. Individuals with hearing impairment can call 7-1-17-1-1.
Text “add” to 302-460-2501 for text updates from the State of Delaware.
COMMUNITY CALL TO ACTION
My business, non profit, or myself can help with supplies the state needs.
I represent a nursing home, emergency child care site, grocery store, pharmacy, or other designated emergency retailer and request supplies.
Take steps to avoid spreading germs from any respiratory diseases by:Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer. Don’t touch your face. Cover your cough with a tissue or your elbow. Stay home if you are sick. Get your flu shot. FAQ’s.
To be tested, a referral from your provider is required.
Symptoms include: fever AND cough OR difficulty breathing.
Contact your primary care provider if you have one. Those without a health care provider should call the DPH Call Center at 1-866-408-18991-866-408-1899.
State of Emergency Declarations
- View the State of Emergency Declaration and all modifications issued by Governor John Carney.
- Stay-at-Home Order – Frequently Asked Questions
Health Alert Notifications (HAN)
Find information in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Mandarin.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- We are in contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as other local, state, and national partners to share information.
- We have sent information to health care providers around the state with current recommendations for screening and testing for COVID-19, as well as to EMS and home health care providers regarding proper protection procedures.
- We are holding frequent calls with staff and our state and health care provider partners to stay up to date with the latest updates.
- We are sharing messaging with partners and the public as it becomes available.
- This is a rapidly evolving situation, so information and recommendations are likely to change quickly as well. We will continue to learn more in the coming days and share new information as it is available.
- Through the air by coughing and sneezing
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes
- Individuals 60 years of age and older.
- Individuals with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, lung disease, or heart disease.
- Individuals who are immunocompromised or have medical needs.
- Individuals with access or functional needs.
- Individuals who are homeless or experience housing instability.
- Shortness of breath
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