Updated State of Emergency

Governor John Carney on Sunday signed the seventh modification to his State of Emergency declaration, ordering all out-of-state travelers into Delaware to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Under Sunday’s order, anyone who enters Delaware from another state must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. The 14-day period is measured from the time of entry into Delaware or for the duration of the individual’s presence in Delaware, whichever is shorter.
Governor Carney’s order also applies to anyone who has entered Delaware in the last 14 days.

The order does not apply to travelers who are merely passing through Delaware. Anyone who lives out-of-state and commutes to Delaware for essential work is strongly encouraged to work from home. Sunday’s order does not apply to those traveling to care for members of their family. Individuals under self-quarantine can leave their homes to seek medical care.
Read the full text of Sunday’s order.

*The Governor’s orders went into effect at 8:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020.

A message from the Delaware Tourism Office

Greetings – 

  • Gov. John Carney has approved an expansion of the Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP) to reach a wider range of small businesses throughout Delaware. The cap on the size of eligible businesses, which had been $1.5 million in annual revenue, has been raised to $2.5 million.

    The program has been expanded primarily to include personal care services. This includes many Delaware small businesses such as barber shops, hair salons, nail salons, and beauty shops.

    Please remember to submit complete applications to business_finance@delaware.gov to receive assistance through HELP. Here are some helpful FAQs, or you can email covid19faq@delaware.gov.
  • Can you help? The state of Delaware is asking any vendors able to assist with COVID-19 response efforts contact contracting@delaware.gov. The items in highest demand are hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, protective gloves and gowns and N95 masks. Learn more about becoming a vendor here.
  • As the situation continues to evolve, please keep the Delaware Tourism Office informed of any changes or cancellations using this online form so we can monitor the situation and its impact on our industry.
  • Please share any deals, specials  or unique offerings via email to Visit.Delaware@delaware.gov so we may keep consumers informed of opportunities to support local businesses. Now is also a great time to get creative in developing mutually beneficial partnerships with other local businesses, especially outside your industry like the recent partnership between Crooked Hammock Brewery and The Great STEMporium.

Thank you for your continued partnership,

The Delaware Tourism Office Team 

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