Delaware Governor to Lift Short-Term Rental Ban & Out-of-State Quarantine on June 1
WILMINGTON, Del.- Delaware’s short-term rental ban, out-of-state quarantine requirements, and stay-at-home orders will be lifted on June 1. The same day, the mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state visitors will also be lifted.
“We want visitors to enjoy Delaware, our world-class beaches and restaurants, but it’s important that everyone remember that COVID-19 is still very much active in Delaware,” Carney said in a statement. “Delawareans who visited our beaches this past weekend acted responsibly, taking basic precautions to protect their families and their neighbors. Thank you.”
Carney urged visitors and Delawareans to continue social distancing, wash hands frequently, and wear face coverings in public.
Carney also announced on Tuesday that outdoor gatherings of up to 250 people – including weddings and outdoor graduation ceremonies – will be permitted in Delaware beginning on June 1 with some restrictions. People must wear cloth face coverings in accordance with the state of emergency and be at least six feet away from anyone outside their household.
During Phase One, beginning June 1, gatherings must not be larger than 250 people, but organizers of planned outdoor large gatherings and events of more than 250 people may apply to host a large gathering or event by submitting a plan to the Delaware Division of Small Business at least seven days prior to the event.
According to state documents, “plan approval is subject to the discretion of the Division of Small Business or Department of Education, who in consultation with the Division of Public Health, will consider how to prevent, reduce the spread of, and suppress COVID-19 in relation to any gathering or event permitted.”
Full outdoor event guidance can be found here.
Governor Carney will lift Delaware’s stay-at-home order on June 1 as well, but he cautioned that Delawareans should continue to avoid unnecessary outings and gatherings to limit community spread of COVID-19.
“We are where we are because Delawareans listened and stayed home,” said Governor Carney. “While we are slowly reopening our economy, it’s critical that Delawareans not rush out and undo all the hard work they’ve done to get us to this point. Let’s continue to be cautious and responsible as we ease our way into this new normal.”
The State says it will release guidance later this week on outdoor graduation ceremonies, summer school programs and summer camps.