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If you’re visiting, or traveling in, Delaware this summer, it's important to do so safely.

  • Bring a face covering to wear in public settings - even outdoors!
  • Wash your hands often - bring some hand sanitizer as a convenient option.
  • Practice social distancing by keeping six feet between you and anyone outside your travel group.
  • If you're sick, stay home.

Travel Safely 2Plan away. Review safety precautions: We’re always learning more about COVID-19, so stay up-to-date with the latest safety practices.

Plan your stay: For a hassle-free getaway, make a travel itinerary and check in with businesses or locations you want to visit ahead of time.

Make reservations: Since seating is limited, reservations for dining are recommended. Some places like beach bar service, a reservation is required. Make sure to make yours ahead of time by visiting restaurants’ websites. Bon appétit!

Travel at non-peak times: You’ll reduce the number of visitors you’ll come in contact with and avoid wait times—and who doesn’t like that?

Consider new discoveries: Try takeout with a view. Take a hike that’s off the beaten path. New memories are yours for the making.

Travel in smaller groups: Social distancing is easier to plan for when you keep your group small. Maintain six feet social distance from other travel groups.

Packing list. In addition to sunscreen, bug repellent, and sunglasses, make some room in your bag for these new necessities. • Face covering • Disinfectant wipes • Hand sanitizer • Reusable water bottle

Stay Safely 2What we’re doing. Delaware's overnight accommodations are taking every precaution to safely service your travel needs:

New procedures and training: In addition to our already strict health and safety guidelines, specialty EPA-approved disinfectants should be used in rooms between guests and in common areas at least every two hours, and at most locations all employees will be screened for any symptoms before the start of their shift.

New food service protocols: All properties have been encouraged to take extra precautions for dining and disinfecting.

We’re ready: Most Delaware hotels and motels are open for business. Please call for reservations.

What can you do? There are some ways that you can help create a safer stay:

Reach out: Some locations may have changed their check-in procedures to allow for social distancing, and some amenities like pools, spas and fitness centers may be operating at different capacities, so call ahead to be in the know.

Wear a face covering: Face coverings are required in all public places, but not in your guest room.

Maintain social distance: Socially distance yourself from others. We’ll make it as easy for you as possible.

Wash your hands: Wash often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

Check in at non-peak times: Aim to check in at non-peak times, like weekdays, to allow for easier social distancing.

Be patient: Please be kind to staff and other guests as we all try to adjust to a new normal—and have a great stay!

Dine Safely 2Delaware is just as delicious as ever. But as with any good meal, the better prepared you are, the more enjoyable it will be.

Where can you eat? Good news—you’ve got options:

Dine in: Restaurants may be operating under new requirements, so it’s recommended to make a reservation. Reservations for bar service at the beaches is required.

Takeout: Many restaurants are offering takeout. Try enjoying a meal with one of Delaware’s amazing views. Table stakes.

Whether you’re dining in or taking out, there are some things to remember:

Face coverings are a must: If you’re eating in, you can take your face covering off while you’re at your table to eat and drink. You must wear it throughout the rest of your dining experience including when wait staff take orders or deliver food to the table.

Stay six feet apart: Make sure to keep at least six feet away from anyone not at your table.

Beach Safely 2Sun, sand and some things to help you enjoy your vacation safely, and with peace of mind.

Maintain six feet apart: Beachgoers should keep distance between themselves and anyone outside their household.

Face coverings: They’re required in public spaces like the boardwalk and the streets, and they’re recommended on the beach.

Visit during non-peak times: It’s easier to maintain social distance, plus nothing beats sunset on the beach.

Bring hand sanitizer: Don’t forget to pack it in your beach bag for when washing hands with soap and water isn’t easily accessible.  

We’re here to help: If you have any questions on how to “beach responsibly,” our Beach Ambassadors will be here to help.

Explore SafelyWhile there’s no limit to the discoveries, there are some things to be aware of.

Make a plan: While reservations may not always be required, they are the best way to make sure your itinerary is set. And make sure you’re ready for contactless payments when you get there.

Visit during non-peak times: This makes for maximum enjoyment and easy social distancing.

 

Find new places to explore: Delaware is full of hidden gems. This is the perfect time to discover some new treasures of your own.

Pack a lunch: Make the most out of your day with a nice picnic, either bring lunch from home or enjoy takeout.

Be patient: This is new for all of us, so a little extra patience and kindness with staff and other guests will go a long way toward ensuring a more pleasant getaway.

Consider a membership: This time hasn’t been easy for non-profits either, so memberships can go a long way to help lift these special organizations up, and keep them going strong.

Social distancing and face covering: We want you to get the most out of your visit, and that includes peace of mind—so both distancing and face coverings are required while exploring.

Play SafelyIf you’re to attend a game, you’re going to want to keep these things in mind. Please make sure to maintain social distancing on the sidelines, entering and exiting facilities and wear a face covering at all times.

Bring your own water bottle: It’s the easier way to stay hydrated and limit high-touch surfaces like water fountains.

Celebrations should be a wave or a thumbs up: Save the high-fives and handshakes for only those your family, or close circle.

Wash your hands: When you’re in a public setting, it’s best to wash often. Before and after games is a good rule of thumb—and bring sanitizer for in-between.

Livestream it: Can’t catch it in person? With livestreaming everyone is able to catch every hit, goal and unbelievable moment.

If you are visiting for competitive sports, you will need to follow Delaware’s general health guidance including face covering requirements and social distancing at all times. Visit de.gov/youthsports for more information.