Coronavirus Coverage

After consulting with public health experts at the Delaware Division of Public Health, as well as the mayor’s of the beach towns, Governor John Carney announced on Thursday that Delaware will lift restrictions on Delaware beaches and community pools at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd.  The 14-day mandatory quarantine for out-of-state travelers will remain in effect, along with the ban on short term rentals.  Out-of-state visitors who have been in Delaware for at least 14 days will be permitted to use the beaches.

Ice cream shops and trucks will reopen with restrictions beginning at 5 p.m. this Friday, May 15th.

“Summer at the beach and the pool is a huge part of life for so many Delawareans. As we ease our way into a new normal, we’re trying to find ways for Delawareans to enjoy the outdoors and the company of their families,” Carney said in a statement.”

Strict social distancing and hygiene requirements will be in effect. Face coverings must be worn on the boardwalk and are encouraged on the beach.

Restaurants and bars are limited to delivery and take-out only.

Community pools will be limited to 20% of regular capacity. Swim lessons or practices of swim teams are not permitted.