Phase 1 Reopening Delaware

Phase 1 for reopening is set to begin on June 1, 2020. Businesses that will open during Phase 1 with restrictions include food and beverage establishments, arts and culture, malls, barber shops, hair salons, exercise facilities, realty, casinos, racetracks parks, child care, youth sports and places of worship. View all Phase 1 regulations here.

View industry restrictions below:
Food and Drink Establishments: 30% capacity; Face covering required; Strict social distancing Reservation-only dining; delivery and takeout available; bars closed; no self-service

Arts and Culture: 30% capacity; Face covering required; Strict social distancing

Retail: 30% of fire code occupancy; Face covering required; Strict social distancing

Malls: 30% 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; 30% of fire code occupancy limit; gaming machines must be kept at least 8 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

Child care: Must be designated as an Emergency Child Care Site; Open for employees of essential and/or reopened businesses

Youth sports: No-contact sports and physical activities for children may resume; Strict social distancing; Groups limited to 10; Coaches and staff must wear face coverings; No competitions

Places of worship: 10-person limit; Drive-up services; Vulnerable populations should stay home; Additional guidance for reopening prior to Phase 1 will be announced week of May 18

Businesses that are not included in Phase 1 include schools, summer camps, water parks, convention centers, meeting facilities, sports facilities, children’s play areas and close-contact services including tattoo parlors, massage parlors, nail salons, spas, facials and  waxing services.

View more information here and at If you have additional questions, please dial 211 or email

Additional Information

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Delaware needs healthy communities before we can have a healthy economy again. View Delaware's plan to reopen here.