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Beaches & Pools Open in Delaware, Short Term Rental Restrictions Remain in Effect

Posted by Leslie Kopp & Christi Arndt on Thu, May 14th, 2020 at 10:01 pm.

The State of Delaware will open beaches and community pools on Friday, May 22 at 5pm.

Governor Carney will lift restrictions on beach closures but strict social distancing and other rules will be in effect. Governor Carney made the announcement after consultation with public health experts at the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and mayors of Delaware’s beach towns. Delaware’s mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers and ban on short term rentals will remain in effect. Non-Delawareans who have been in Delaware for at least 14 days will be permitted to use the beaches. Community pools are permitted to reopen at 20% occupancy.

Strict social distancing and hygiene requirements will accompany the reopening of Delaware’s beaches. Beachgoers must maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and anyone outside their household. Face coverings must be worn on the boardwalk and are encouraged on the beach. Ice cream shops and trucks will reopen at 5 p.m. this Friday, May 15. Restaurants and bars are still limited to delivery and take-out services only.

For More Information from Governor Carney’s Office, Click Here

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