From The Desk of the Mayor

Dear Citizens,

Patience, flexibility, creativity, and kindness in abundance has helped us navigate these unprecedented times, and yet to find so much to celebrate including the natural beauty of our community, the thoughtfulness of friends and neighbors, and the robust healthcare system that has guided us along the COVID-19 pandemic trail and is carrying us through to recovery. Many birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and religious ceremonies were put on hold over these last months, and now, with restrictions lifting, you may feel like you have some catching up to do.

As you plan your celebrations over the summer, please remember that there is still a risk of COVID-19 transmission, and there are precautions you can take. Try to keep get-togethers small and physical distance six feet from individuals who are not part of your household. Consider having guests bring their food and drink to minimize sharing, and wear face coverings anytime physical distancing is a challenge. By following these guidelines from the State of Delaware and listening to our medical professionals, celebrating with families and friends can happen while you’re continuing to stay safe.

Social gatherings help us connect with our family, friends, and community and are so important in supporting our mental health and wellbeing. Please stay safe as our community reopens, continue to practice physical distancing, wash your hands, and wear face coverings when you can. Be creative, and keep using technology to bridge the gap, and please, take good care of yourself and your loved ones.

Anyone with a question about COVID-19, should call Delaware 2-1-1, or email [email protected]. 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. Medical-related questions related to testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can also be submitted by email at [email protected]

The Delaware Division of Public Health will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.

Stay well, everyone.

Mayor Paul Kuhns