Summer safely in Delaware. You’ll notice this summer will be different than usual, but here are some weekend essential items and top tips to stay safe while having fun.

While we look forward to welcoming out of state visitors, for now, please remember that exploring the state is limited to Delaware residents or out-of-state travelers who have quarantined in Delaware for at least 14 days. 

Essential Items
Face mask – Face masks are required in all public spaces including boardwalks, streets, parks and are highly encouraged on the beaches.

Hand sanitizer – Washing hands regularly is important during COVID-19 also bring your own hand sanitizer to keep your hands germ-free on the go.

Sunscreen – Just like any summer weekend, sunscreen is key to staying safe in the sun. Choose SPF 30 or higher and reapply every couple hours (more often if your sweating or swimming).

Water – It’s always important to stay hydrated, especially in the summer sun so pack a large, filled water bottle for your outdoor activities and encourage anyone going out with you to do the same as water refill stations may not be available. Please don’t share your water bottle or camelback with anyone else.

A spare bag – Pack a spare or paper bag to collect your trash before heading home. Please always clean up after yourself to keep Delaware beautiful!

Weekend Tips
Stick with your crew – When heading out, stay together with the members of your household because social distancing is still in effect. That means six feet between you and anyone outside your household. Whether at a beach or picnicking at the park, consider creating a perimeter around your spot.

Circle around – Meeting up with people outside your household? Bring your beach towels or chairs and spread six feet apart (remember, less than 10 people!), you can always enjoy each other’s company from a safe distance.

Plan for lunch – As many restaurants either remain closed or offer limited services, check ahead to see what locations are open and what services they’re offering here. If you do take advantage of to-go or pickup services, be sure to wear your face mask and keep six feet apart from others.

Stay home if you’re sick – If you’re feeling sick, please stay at home! Call your doctor if you think you may have COVID-19.