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September 2020 Delaware HR Legal Updates

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Delaware Issues New Industry-Specific Guidelines for COVID-19

What happened?
Governor Carney issues the twenty-seventh modification: State of Emergency Declaration. This has created new regulations for all industries in Delaware to follow during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What are the details?
Effective September 4, 2020, the new regulations will impact the following industries:

  • Arts and Culture, Museums, Galleries, and Historical Attractions
  • Casinos
  • Child Care
  • Commercial Lodging and Campgrounds
  • Commercial Offices and Residential Buildings with at least 50 units
  • Convention Centers and Meeting Facilities
  • Exercise Facilities
  • Food and Drink Establishments – Large amount of restrictions
  • Golf Courses
  • Houses of Worship
  • Malls
  • Parks and Recreations
  • Personal Care Services
  • Personal Driving School
  • Private Instruction
  • Racetracks
  • Realty
  • Retail Establishments
  • Senior Centers, Adult Day Centers, and Senior Congregate Nutrition Programs
  • Summer camps
  • Youth and Adult Amateur Sports

Sporting facilities and venues, indoor children’s play areas, and water parks are still not permitted to open unless they provide a specific plan to the state for approval.

To read more about your specific industry and how it may be impacted, you may find all available information provided by Delaware here.

What do employers need to do?
Delaware employers should review the restrictions placed upon their industry, if any, and adjust their workplace policy to accommodate these new restrictions.

Note: The state of Delaware encourages employers, who are able to, to move employees onto a remote work platform to reduce in-person interactions.


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