May 15, 2020
In a continuing effort to reopen the City, the beach and Boardwalk were opened today. This cautionary approach to rollout my framework for reopening includes exercise only on the beach, and dog walking on the beach through May 21st. Face coverings are required on both the beach and the Boardwalk along with social distancing, keeping to the 6-foot guidelines for separation.
Yesterday, Governor Carney announced even more good news with the reopening of all beaches in Delaware next Friday, May 22nd, to swimming and sunbathing. Again, strict social distancing and hygiene requirements will accompany the reopening of Delaware’s beaches. Beachgoers must maintain at least 6-feet of distance between themselves and anyone outside their household. Face coverings must be worn on the Boardwalk and are encouraged on the beach.
Although short-term rentals, including hotel occupancy, are still not permitted, I am encouraged that these, too, will be opening up soon. I am taking proactive steps to urge the Governor to ease restrictions for those who own second homes and wish to come here from out of state.
It is important for all of us to be mindful that the virus remains active and we must continue to be cautious in our actions to prevent the spread by staying safe, cover our faces and follow social distancing guidelines.
Please be well and stay safe. Thank you.
All residents living within the City of Rehoboth Beach limits are encouraged to visit the City of Rehoboth Beach CodeRED self-enrollment site to enroll additional contact information including cell phone numbers, text, and email addresses.