This page contains materials issued by Delaware from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic response through May, 2020. In some cases, these directives have been replaced by more recently released information.

Essential Services Screening Recommendations for COVID-19 Pandemic

To help protect the public against the spread of COVID-19, Governor John Carney and Delaware Division of Public Health Director Karyl T. Rattay, MD, MS, are requiring high-risk businesses, and strongly recommending that all employers, screen employees each day before work using the below Policy.

Face Coverings

Effective 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 1, businesses must:

  • Require employees to wear a face covering while working in areas open to the public and in areas where coming within 6 feet of other staff is likely.
  • Provide, at the business’ expense, face coverings and hand sanitizer for their employees.
  • Deny entry to individuals who do not have a face covering – or if one is not available for them.
  • If any business denying entry is providing medication, medical supplies, or food, the business should provide alternate methods of pickup or delivery.


Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (DSCC)

Food Establishments

Small Business Assistance


General Information



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Stats on COVID-19

For more data on Delaware COVID-19 cases including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community