Delaware is in Phase 2
Delaware entered Phase 2 of the economic reopening on June 15, 2020. Delaware will delay moving to Phase 3. Governor Carney’s Phase 2 reopening plan builds on the Phase 1 plan and provides additional general and sector-specific guidance for Delawareans and Delaware businesses.
View all active COVID-19 restrictions under the Twenty-Seventh Modification to the State of Emergency.
What does Phase 2 mean to me or my business?
General guidance for individuals and businesses applies regardless of where you may go or what industry industry you may be in. Everyone, including businesses considering reopening in Phase 2, should review and follow these guidelines:
Some industries are subject to more specific guidelines. This guidance should be followed closely by all relevant businesses and customers at those businesses:
Certain types of businesses that are regulated by the Division of Public Health must also follow these additional guidelines:
- Guidance for Public and Community Swimming Pools in Phase 2
- Reopening Phase 2 Requirements for Food Establishments
Additional event and activity guidance:
Updated guidance and restrictions for camps, summer school and child care in Phase 2:
What’s new in Phase 2?
- All Delaware families can access childcare
- Gatherings in parks and recreation facilities or in other locations without a fire code occupancy limit are limited to 250 people, and hosts of indoor gatherings must calculate useable capacity at 30 square feet per person up to a maximum of 250 people. Follow gathering requirements in the Twenty-Seventh Modification.
- Hotel occupancy in common areas increases to 60 percent from 30 percent
- Restaurants and other food and drink increase to 60 percent from 30 percent
- Arts and culture increase to 60 percent from 30 percent, and can resume guided tours as long as social distancing is observed.
- Casinos increase to 60 percent from 30 percent
- Malls increase to 60 percent from 30 percent
- Community pools increase to 60 percent from 30 percent
- Convention centers and meeting facilities can open
- Summer camps can open
- Summer schools can open
- Certain youth sports and adult recreational sports are permitted following DPH guidelines; tournaments may resume with approved safety plans
- Personal care services can expand to 60 percent beginning at 8:00 a.m. on June 22, 2020
What should I be doing to control the spread of the virus in Phase 2?
All employees who are required to go to work in Phase 2 should perform a daily health check as prescribed by the Delaware Division of Public Health.
Businesses and employers can prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace. All employers should implement and update as necessary a plan that:
- Is specific to your business
- Identifies all areas and job tasks with potential exposures to COVID-19
- Includes control measures to eliminate or reduce such exposures, which should incorporate symptom recognition and testing
- Face Mask Guidance Flyer: English | Spanish | Haitian Creole
- Welcome – Face Covering Poster: English | Spanish | Haitian Creole
Business operation decisions should be based on both the level of disease transmission in the community and your readiness to protect the safety and health of your employees and customers.
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For more data on Delaware COVID cases, testing and outcomes, including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community