REHOBOTH BEACH, DE – Delaware Governor James Carney has finally lifted his absurd restrictions placed against the beachfront bars along the Delaware shoreline. Summer is over and crowds are long gone, so it might come as a little too late for many, but patrons can now just walk into a bar in Delaware’s shorefront beach communities and order a drink, without have to make a reservation.
Those bars and restaurants are now treated equally with bars and restaurants across the state without strict social distancing restrictions since they reopened on Labor Day after shutting them down for the summer.
On June 30, Governor Carney imposed the additional restrictions in eastern Sussex County establishments after a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in beach communities. The additional restrictions are being eased due to the end of the busy summer season, but social distancing guidelines, capacity limits, and other COVID-19 restrictions still apply.
The lifting of restrictions applies to Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Long Neck, Bethany Beach, South Bethany, Fenwick Island, West Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millville and/or the following zip codes: 19966 east of Rt. 24 and Rt. 5; 19945 east of Rt. 17; 19975 east of the intersection of Rts. 20 and 54, and the entirety of 19944, 19967, 19970, 19930, 19971, and 19958.
“Our fight against COVID-19 is not over,” said hospitality industry destroyer. “While we are easing these outbreak-related restrictions at the beach, Delawareans and visitors should stay vigilant. This virus can cause serious illness, especially among our most vulnerable loved ones, friends, and neighbors. We know what works. Wear a mask in public settings. Avoid gatherings and wash your hands frequently. That will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as we head into the winter season.”