Carney announces June 1st as target date for Phase 1 of reopening, State of Emergency extended

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney announced on Friday that June 1st is the current target date for Phase 1 of Delaware’s reopening.

In addition, Carney has extended the State of Emergency declaration, including the stay-at-home order, through May 31st.

Phase 1 of reopening Delaware’s economy includes allowing elective surgeries to resume, returning to work in phases, having vulnerable individuals shelter in place, and more. Full details about Phase 1 of reopening will be released next week, but a general outline can be found here.

Entering Phase 1 is contingent on the state’s ability to contain the COVID-19 hotspot in Sussex County, as well as continued positive trends in cases and hospitalizations statewide.

“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,” Carney said in a statement. 

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