COVID-19 Recovery in Delaware

As we begin to phase in COVID-19 recovery efforts, the Delaware Tourism Office has assembled valuable information and resources to assist you in safely reopening your business as it pertains to health guidelines, best practices, marketing communications and financial assistance. We also continue to monitor COVID-19, assess its impact on tourism in Delaware, and provide you with industry updates.

Click here for Delaware’s Reopening Guide for Phase 2 recovery. This comprehensive guide includes general, industry and individual business guidance to maintain a healthy community while also upholding a healthy economy.

Additional Information

Businesses following Customer Protection Standards can get a free front adhesive window sticker to put at their front entrance.
Take advantage of free resources to help you join Delaware's cohesive reopening messaging and market it effectively.
Navigate through these unprecedented times with financial aid, new initiatives and more.
To raise awareness and help stop the spread of COVID-19, use these printable, shareable graphics for site signage and social media.

Travel Updates & Recommendations

  • Effective June 1, 2020 Governor Carney lifted the short-term rental ban and out-of-state visitor quarantines. Outdoor structured special event gatherings up to 250 people are also permitted on June 1, as long as they adhere to state guidelines and are unenclosed settings. Click here for more details.
  • Delaware residents and visitors are strongly advised to continue practicing Safety and Health Protocol as outlined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) to fight COVID-19 and protect the public.
  • Please direct travelers to coronavirus.delaware.gov for the most up-to-date information and remind visitors to follow the CDC and DPH’s standard health measures including regular handwashing, avoiding touching your face, seeing a doctor and avoiding crowds if you feel sick.

Sanitation Recommendations

Get industry expert COVID-19 sanitation tips and recommended best practices by clicking on the relevant business segment:  Ecolab® Cleaning & Hospitality Disinfecting Guide, AHLA Industry-wide Hotel Cleaning Standards, DHLA Hotel Operational Procedures, DRA Restaurant Reopening Guidelines, and AAM Museum Reopening Resource Guide.

Open Communication with DTO

Please submit your Delaware Phase 1 Reopening Survey via this form. Your feedback is of great importance for the Delaware Tourism Office to track the industry coronavirus impact, update the Visit Delaware website and to provide visitors with accurate information.