Delaware's sights are set on June 15th as the planned beginning for Phase II of reopening following the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Delaware is prepping to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and WDEL's Rick Jensen will bring you all the details with a special series: Reopening Delaware!
Rick has been WDEL’s voice for supporting many businesses in Delaware. His love for Delaware is why he immediately agreed to lead this series. He’ll be bringing political leaders, business leaders and diverse communities together to find ways to support this reopening effort, considering both lives and livelihoods.
Throughout the reopening process, Rick and WDEL News will be here to help keep you informed.
Restaurants in Delaware on Monday, June 1, 2020, were able to slowly emerge from their more than ten week hibernation as the result of coronavirus restrictions put into place by Governor John Carney in mid-March.
While Delaware was initially set to enter Phase I of its reopening plan Monday, establishments cleared to invite customers back may be considering whether or not to open safely in light of recent unrest across the country as protesters take to the streets.
Officials issued guidance Friday regarding the permission for summer camps, summer schools, and playgrounds in the First State to play a role in Phase II of Delaware's reopening.
As Delaware slowly moves through the steps for its rolling reopening of the economy and all the institutions closed amid the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, among the bars, restaurants, and shops, people will also begin heading back to court.
"Customers are not going to come back unless they feel safe and confident that they're not going to be exposed to the virus," said Governor John Carney on Tuesday. "I know our business sector partners really understand that and appreciate that."
Delaware Governor John Carney is calling on experts from the health, academics, and operations fields as he develops Delaware's plan to get back into public and charter schools for the 2020-21 school year.