According to the statement released by Governor Carney, the state of Delaware is expected to start Phase 1 of economic reopening and recovery on June 1st. That is, of course, if Delawareans continue to practice social distancing and containment of COVID-19 proves to be effective.
While the details of the reopening won’t be released until next week, the general framework of what we can expect can be found here.
Phase 1 of Delaware’s Economic Reopening & Recovery
Over the next couple weeks, we will build on the interim steps we took today, allowing certain small businesses to safely operate curbside, or by appointment only. We have heard the voices of small business owners loud and clear, and expect to move forward with a rolling reopening of Delaware’s economy. We will not hesitate to allow additional businesses to open before June 1, if we can do so safely.
In addition, Governor Carney announced a statewide expansion of the COVID-19 testing program in partnership with Delaware’s hospital systems, community health care centers, primary care physicians, and long-term care facilities.
Governor Carney also shared that the State of Delaware will lift restrictions on Delaware beaches and community pools at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, subject to strict social distancing requirements and other restrictions. Ice cream shops and trucks will reopen with restrictions effective 5:00 p.m. this Friday, May 15. Read more here.
The bottom line is, without healthy communities, we can’t expect a healthy economy. That is why it’s up to all of us to practice all safety precautions and regulations announced by Delaware and the surrounding states.
Delawareans can’t let up. Even once we move into Phase 1 of reopening, we still need to maintain social distancing to avoid a dangerous rebound in COVID-19 cases. Wash your hands. Don’t go out in public unnecessarily. Don’t gather in large groups. If we continue follow public health guidelines, we have a real shot of getting Delaware moving again starting June 1.
Here at Advertising Is Simple, we continue to be of resource and helpful advice for any and all small business owners who are currently struggling with the effects of COVID-19. If you have any questions regarding how we can help you with all of your marketing needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re all in this together.