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Covid-19 Guidelines

The City of Rehoboth Beach currently is generally following Governor John Carney's state covid-19 safety guidelines, which have eliminated social distancing requirements and removed Delaware's mask mandate. However, effective August 16, all individuals inside City Hall and other city facilities, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask. Masks are not required in outdoor locations, including on the beach and boardwalk. In addition, all public meetings are once again being held virtually with opportunities for the public to participate digitally. See more information.

See CDC recommendations for fully vaccinated people and for families with vaccinated and unvaccinated members.

Here’s what’s new and back for the 2021 summer season

  • Concerts will return to the bandstand this summer. Concerts are at 8 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening through September 4.
  • Playgrounds at Grove and Stockley parks have reopened.
  • Special event permits are again being accepted by the City of Rehoboth Beach. ​

What can you do to help?

  • Wear a mask if you're not fully vaccinated. Also keep a mask handy, as crowd conditions or individual businesses may still require that they be worn.
  • Get vaccinated; it helps protect others as well as you.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • If you’re not feeling well, please stay home – or at least away from others.
  • Please be patient and kind. Last year was a rough one, and the city anticipates that the beach, boardwalk, and commercial areas will be very busy this summer.

What the City of Rehoboth Beach is doing to help residents, visitors, and businesses

  • No need to feed the parking meter or have a parking permit after 4 pm Mondays throughout the season. Meterless Monday evenings are designed to encourage patronage at City of Rehoboth establishments. Please note that on any evening other than Monday (May 28-September 20 this year) parking (and paying) at meters or by permit is in effect until 10 pm.
  • A temporary permit for extended outdoor dining is available to City of Rehoboth establishments, and nearly 50 area restaurants are taking advantage of this opportunity. Barriers have been installed to create walkways in front of restaurants that have been permitted to expand outdoor dining. Find more information about the city’s sidewalk dining policy.

Highlights from Delaware’s and the City of Rehoboth’s most recent guidance and restrictions

  • Employees and visitors at City Hall and inside other city facilities are required to wear a mask. This mask mandate does not apply to outdoor settings, including the beach and boardwalk.
  • Social distancing requirements have been eliminated.
  • All Delaware residents ages 12+ are eligible for the covid-19 vaccine.

The most recent data and news related to Delaware’s response to the coronavirus can be found at

Helpful links


City of Rehoboth Beach Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Orders Concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic