Delaware Coronavirus Updates

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  • May 26th: Governor John Carney announced that the state of Delaware will lift the ban on short-term rental units and the mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers on June 1st.
  • Statewide -- DART will resume full-service levels starting Monday, June 1, with the exception of the seasonal Beach Bus services in the resort areas. Front door boardings and fare collection will also be reinstated.
  • May 14th: Governor John Carney announced the lifting of restrictions on Delaware beaches and community pools at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, subject to strict social distancing requirements and other restrictions.
  • May 12th: The Town of Rehoboth Beach will reopen its beaches and boardwalk for exercising, effective Friday, May 15th. Parking meters will remain off through the end of the month.
  • Delaware Farmer's Markets are to open under new protocols.
  • April 25th: Governor John Carney announced all Delawareans must wear face coverings while in public settings or while riding public transportation. The mandate will go into effect Tuesday, April 28th at 8AM.
  • April 24th: Governor John Carney announces all Delaware schools will remain closed through the rest of the school year.
  • March 29th: Governor John Carney announced that, effective March 30th at 8AM, all out-of-state travelers into Delaware must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • March 22nd: Governor John Carney announces all Delaware schools will remain closed at least until May 15th.
  • March 22nd: Governor John Carney issues a stay-at-home order for all Delaware residents, and all nonessential businesses will close as of Tuesday, March 24th at 8AM. Click here for a list of essential and non-essential businesses in Delaware.
  • March 21st: Governor John Carney orders the closure of all Delaware beaches effective March 21st at 5PM thru May 15th at the earliest.
  • March 21st: DelDOT will transition all four DMV locations to kiosk, drive-thru, and emergency appointments only beginning Monday, March 23rd.
  • Effective Wednesday, March 18, DART public transit services will operate on a reduced service schedule until further notice. On weekdays, regular fixed route services will operate on a Saturday service schedule statewide, with additional service on Routes 15, 18, 43 and 301. DART's regularly scheduled weekend service will operate normal service levels.
  • March 16th: all Delaware restaurants, bars, and taverns will limit their services to delivery and carryout only. Additionally, Delaware casinos must halt all gaming activity until further notice.
  • March 12th: Delaware Governor John Carney issues a State of Emergency.
  • The Blood Bank of Delmarva is in urgent need of blood donors amidst coronavirus fears and rapid cancellation of blood drives. Call 1-800-825-6638 to schedule or book online at
  • The Department of Health and Social Services is giving regular updates and is taking questions about COVID-19.
  • LEARN MORE about what you can do to stay healthy from the DHSS.

Closings and Cancellations:

Delaware Public Schools will be closed for the rest of the school year.

Maryland Public Schools will be closed for the rest of the year.

The City of Rehoboth has cancelled their July 4th fireworks.

University of Delaware is transitioning to online learning until further notice.

Firefly Music Festival has been cancelled.

New Castle County County Executive Meyer closes playgrounds and basketball courts at county parks.

The Delaware State Fair has cancelled their summer concert series, but plans to continue to hold the fair this summer. For details about concerts or ticket refunds, click HERE

Dover Downs Hotel and Casino has rescheduled their Spring/Summer Rollins Center performances.