CIRCLE OPENED TO HELP BUSINESSES
Closed to vehicular traffic since March 21 to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the traffic circle around the Bandstand reopened Friday, May 1, city officials said.
The beach and Boardwalk remain closed at this time.
“This move represents a shift in the city’s hunkering-down phase to an easing period on the road toward recovery,” said Mayor Paul Kuhns in a prepared statement.
According to the announcement, the public must not relax in its cautious approach to containing the spread of the coronavirus. Both businesses and customers must be mindful of health risks as they re-engage in more commercial activity.
The announcement comes as Delaware is in the planning stages of economic reopening. The city expects businesses to reopen with changes allowing services and shops to open that have been closed for months, but with strict new guidelines. Anticipating this, the Bandstand circle has reopened to assist businesses with takeout and curbside services.