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Welcome - and stay safe!
The City of Rehoboth Beach is excited to welcome visitors to the Nation’s Summer Capital for the 2021 season. After last year, we’re all ready to have some fun!
The city currently is following Governor John Carney's state covid-19 safety guidelines, which have eliminated social distancing requirements and removed Delaware's mask mandate, effective May 21. Thus, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks in most outdoor and indoor places, including on the beach and boardwalk. Those who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks when around others outside of their immediate household. Current state and CDC guidelines suggest that wearing a mask in crowded settings may still be warranted and it is required in Delaware in some settings, such as on public transit, planes, in schools, healthcare facilities, and congregate settings.
Here’s what’s new and back for the 2021 season
- Concerts will return to the bandstand this summer. The first concert is Friday, June 11.
- Rehoboth Beach will launch its fireworks display July 3 as scheduled. Festivities begin around 8 pm with the Funsters performing at the bandstand; the fireworks, which are visible from along the beach and boardwalk, are expected to launch around 9:30 pm.
- Playgrounds at Grove and Stockley parks have reopened.
- Special event permits are again being accepted by the City of Rehoboth Beach. For events with more than 250 participants or attendees, a covid safety plan must be submitted to the Delaware Division of Public Health.
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
- Fully vaccinated people need not wear masks in most outdoor and indoor settings. Those who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks in order to protect themselves and others.
- Social distancing requirements have been eliminated.
- All Delaware residents ages 12+ are now eligible for the covid-19 vaccine.
The most recent data and news related to Delaware’s response to the coronavirus can be found at coronavirus.delaware.gov.
City of Rehoboth Beach Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Orders Concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic
- City of Rehoboth Beach Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Order
- City of Rehoboth Beach Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Order - First Modification
- City of Rehoboth Beach Proclamation of Civil Emergency Order - Second Modification
- City of Rehoboth Beach Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Order - Third Modification
- City of Rehoboth Beach Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Order - Fourth Modification
- City of Rehoboth Beach Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Order - Fifth Modification
- City of Rehoboth Beach Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Order - Sixth Modification