Phase 2 Reopening Delaware

Phase 2 for reopening began on June 15, 2020. View all Phase 2 regulations here.

View industry restrictions below:
Food and Drink Establishments: 60% capacity; Face covering required; Strict social distancing Reservation-only dining; delivery and takeout available; bars closed; no self-service

Hotels and Lodging: 60% capacity; Face covering and social distancing required in public areas

Arts and Culture: 60% capacity; Face covering required; Strict social distancing

Retail: 60% of fire code occupancy; Face covering required; Strict social distancing

Malls: 60% of fire code occupancy limit; Face covering required; Strict social distancing; Food and drink facilities must follow food and drink industry guidelines

Barber shops, hair salons, tanning salons: 30% of fire code occupancy limit; Appointment-only; Face covering required; Social distancing when feasible

Exercise facilities: 30% of fire code occupancy limit; Face covering required; Strict social distancing; Classes under 10 people allowed; Thorough cleaning and disinfecting

Realty: Resume open houses with no more than 10 individuals; Face covering required; Social distancing; Proper disinfecting of property

Casinos: Create and submit reopening plan to State Lottery and DPH; Thorough cleaning and disinfecting; employee training; 60% of fire code occupancy limit; gaming machines must be kept at least 6 ft. apart

Racetracks: Create and submit facility specific plan to DPH and Dept. of Ag; No automobile racing in Phase 1; No fans permitted to attend races; Staff must be socially distanced

Parks and recreation:  Face covering required; Strict social distancing where feasible, no events or gatherings unless it's a fully unenclosed outdoor gathering with no more than 250 people following the guidance for outdoor social gatherings

Child care: Accessible to all Delaware families, however families are advised to find alternative care to allow for reduced classroom sizes and social distancing. View additional guidelines here.

Youth sports: The Division of Small Business and the Division of Public Health will develop guidelines in consultation with youth athletic organizations on an individual sport basis on how each sport can resume safely at a non-collegiate, amateur level. Competitions for individual sports may resume upon submission and approval of a plan by Division of Public Health and Division of Small Business that provides guidelines of how the sports may be played while maintaining social distancing. Swim lessons and swim team gatherings may resume if they can do so while maintaining social distance

Places of worship: 60% of fire code occupancy limit; Remote and drive-up services are encouraged; Vulnerable populations should stay home

Businesses that are not included in Phase 2 include sporting facilities and venues (professional and amateur), including but not limited to arcades, bowling alleys, indoor skating rinks (ice and non-ice), martial arts studios, dance studios, indoor tennis and similar indoor athletic facilities, unless they can create a facility specific plan to observe the industry guidance provided herein for exercise facilities. Plans should be emailed to covid19faq@delaware.gov. Indoor children’s play areas, including softscape or hardscape playground facilities, trampoline parks, and children’s museums. Water parks.

View more information here and at coronavirus.delaware.gov. If you have additional questions, please dial 211 or email dphcall@delaware.gov.

Additional Information

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