Delaware is set to move forward with it’s reopening phases on June 15th.
Phase 1 was implemented on Monday, June 1st, and has been going well thus far. Restaurants are allowing dining outside and also limited seating and reservations inside, as well as take out.
Phase 2 is set to start on Monday, June 15, with childcare available to all families again (rather than being limited to frontline workers), although Governor Carney asked parents to keep children at home if they can, to be sure children are in smaller groups at childcare centers.
Building occupancy during Phase 2 will be increased from 30 percent to 60 percent for most facilities, but remain at 30 percent for gyms because of shared equipment.
As well as building occupancy, the number of people who can gather for indoor events will be increased to 50, but everyone must wear cloth face coverings.
In private settings, social distancing will be recommended but not required. Also opening will be tattoo parlors, massage-therapy services and nailcare, all at 30 percent occupancy and by appointment only.
Governor Carney said COVID-19 testing is continuing, and he reviewed current coronavirus statistics. Delaware’s total death toll as of June 1st 6pm was at 373 deaths. 135 of those victims coming from Sussex County, 172 from New Castle County and 66 from Kent. There had been 5,442 patients deemed recovered and 9,685 positive tests in total as of Monday.
Face masks and social distancing, hand-washing of course, are all still effective and should be used more often than not. Many, if not all establishments, still require people to be masked. Face masks shall be used more often than not until further notice.