The Lisa Mathena Group urges everyone to monitor your health and practice social distancing. Social distancing means staying out of crowded places, avoiding group gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible. As of October 21, 2020, Delaware is still in Phase 2 of Re-Opening. Governor Carney has delayed moving into Phase 3 of Re-Opening due to spikes in positive coronavirus new cases. For complete up-to-date Coronavirus Information in the State of Delaware, please visit https://coronavirus.delaware.gov.
Everyone over the age of 12 is required to wear face coverings in public settings, including in grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, doctor’s offices, and on public transportation.
Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings During COVID-19 Pandemic for Children:
For complete information and guidance on the use of face coverings for children, click here.Any child 2-years-old or younger MUST NOT wear a face covering, due to the risk of suffocation. Face coverings are recommended for children age 2-4 when feasible. Face coverings are strongly recommended for children ages 5 and above as long as there are no health risks based on a child’s medical condition.
Governor Carney recommends that Delawareans keep abreast of our situation via the following links:
- For additional details about Delaware’s economic reopening, visit de.gov/economy.
- For details about COVID-19 testing, visit de.gov/gettested.
- Anyone with a question about COVID-19, whether related to medical or social service needs, should call Delaware 2-1-1. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
- DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response to COVID-19, go to de.gov/coronavirus.