Know Before You Go: FAQs
Do I have to wear a face covering?
Beginning Friday, May 21st at 8:00 a.m.
For those that are vaccinated, face coverings and social distancing is encouraged. Face coverings are required in certain crowded and congregate settings such as; public transit.
For those that are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated, please continue to wear face coverings and socially distance in public settings.
Are the Delaware beaches open?
Yes, the beaches are open. By planning ahead, it is suggested to travel in non-peak times to help ensure social distancing. Weekdays and the fall season are ideal times to visit the beaches.
Are hotels/vacation rentals, etc. open?
Yes, hotels, rentals, etc. are open to out-of-state guests without quarantine. Browse through listings of places to stay during your visit.
Are the restaurants and craft beverage locations open?
Food and drink establishments are open, and take-out, curbside, or drive through services are available. Outdoor dining is available in many areas to create more air flow while dining out.
Can I go camping?
Yes, campground locations are open. It is suggested to book early and consider non-peak times to travel such as; weekdays or the fall season.
When is the best time to visit?
Please consider traveling and visiting at non-peak times including the weekdays and fall season. Popular check in times are Friday and Saturday and popular check out times are Saturday and Sunday. Consider traveling or visiting on a weekday to reduce the number of visitors you’ll encounter whether it be in the hotel lobby or lounging on the beach. It's also a great time to consider new experiences and discoveries that may be found off of the beaten path. Explore the top things to do throughout the state here and find unique itineraries below.
Can I shop at stores?
Yes. Some locations may require additional protocols such as; face coverings. There are also lots of great options for online ordering or curbside pickup options.
Are museums open?
Yes, museums are open. Some locations may require additional protocols such as; face coverings or reservations. We suggest viewing the museum's website, social media or giving them a call to make plans.
Are there any events going on?
Yes, there are many COVID-19 compliant events happening throughout the state each week. Browse the Visit Delaware event calendar for information on concerts, drive-in movies and more.
Are salons and spas open?
Yes, salons and spas are open. Some locations may require additional protocols such as; face coverings.
How do I report a business or individual not in compliance with COVID-19 protocols?
Concerns that a business may be violating operating protocols should be directed to: HSPContact@delaware.gov. Individuals who have complaints about individuals violating public gathering operations should contact state or local law enforcement.