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- May 7th: Governor Hogan announced the state will be easing restrictions on outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, boating, fishing, and camping. State parks and beaches may reopen for walking and exercising. Additionally, schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academicyear.
- May 5th: Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan sets reopening date of Saturday, May 9th for the beach, boardwalk, and inlet parking lot.
- April 17th: The state of Maryland will extend school closures through May 15th (originally April 24th).
- April 15th: Governor Hogan announced all Marylanders must wear face coverings while in public places or while riding public transportation. Employees of essential businesses must also wear face coverings. The mandate will go into effect Saturday, April 18th at 7AM.
- March 30th: The Town of Ocean City has extended the closure of its beach and boardwalk through April 30th (originally April 15th).
- March 26th: all childcare providers statewide must close by end of day Friday, March 27th.
- March 25th: Governor Hogan announced all Maryland schools will remain closed at least until April 24th.
- March 23rd: Governor Hogan issued an executive order to close all non-essential businesses in Maryland indefinitely, going into effect at 5:00 p.m. A shelter-in-place order has not been put in place, but Marylanders are expected to continue practicing safe social distancing.
- March 22nd: The Town of Ocean City announced the closure of the boardwalk and beach effective 5PM Sunday, May 22nd thru April 15th. Ocean City residents will be permitted to utilize the space for exercise or dog walking, but must remain in groups of no more than two adults and children.
- March 20th: The MVA will close all branch offices indefinitely.
- March 16th: all Maryland bars, restaurants, gyms, and movie theaters will close until further notice. Restaurants will have the option to continue offering drive-thru, delivery, and carryout services. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations may continue to operate.
- March 15th: All Maryland Casinos, Racetracks, and Simulcast Betting Facilities have been closed indefinitely.
- March 12th: Governor Hogan issues a State of Emergency, activating the National Guard and closing the cruise ship terminal in the Port of Baltimore.
- May 12th: The Town of Rehoboth Beach will reopen its beaches and boardwalk for exercising, effective Friday, May 15th. Parking meters will remain off through the end of the month.
- May 5th: Governor Carney announced several types of small businesses will be permitted to reopen with limited services beginning Friday, May 8th. Affected businesses include retail stores and hairdressers, among others.
- April 25th: Governor Carney announced all Delawareans must wear face coverings while in public settings or while riding public transportation. The mandate will go into effect Tuesday, April 28th at 8AM.
- April 24th: Governor Carney announced all Delaware schools will remain closed through the rest of the school year.
- March 29th: Governor Carney announced that, effective March 30th at 8AM, all out-of-state travelers into Delaware must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days.
- March 22nd: Governor Carney announces all Delaware schools will remain closed at least until May 15th.
- March 22nd: Governor Carney issues a stay-at-home order for all Delaware residents, and all nonessential businesses will close as of Tuesday, March 24th at 8AM. Click here for a list of essential and non-essential businesses in Delaware.
- March 21st: Governor Carney orders the closure of all Delaware beaches effective March 21st at 5PM thru May 15th at the earliest.
- March 21st: DelDOT will transition all four DMV locations to kiosk, drive-thru, and emergency appointments only beginning Monday, March 23rd.
- March 16th: all Delaware restaurants, bars, and taverns will limit their services to delivery and carryout only. Additionally, Delaware casinos must halt all gaming activity until further notice.
- March 12th: Governor Carney issues a State of Emergency.
- May 12th. The Town of Chincoteague Island will allow all hotels, motels, cottages, bed & breakfasts, rental homes, Airbnb's, and campgrounds to reopen at 25% capacity, effective Friday, May 15th. Capacity limits are expected to increase to 50% by May 22nd, and 100% by May 29th.
- March 30th: Governor Northam has issued a shelter-in-place order through June 10th.
- March 23rd: Governor Northam orders all public schools remain closed thru the end of the school year.
- March 23rd: The Town of Chincoteague Island is asking visitors and non-residents to leave the area by Tuesday, March 24th. Those planning a trip should postpone until further notice.
College & University Closings
- Delaware State University will hold all classes online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
- Delaware Technical Community College will hold all classes online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
- Salisbury University will hold classes online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
- UMES will hold all classes online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
- Wor-Wic Community College is offering remote learning and registrations for upcoming classes are available.
Public School Closings
- Maryland Public Schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year.
- Delaware Public Schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year.
- Cruisin' Ocean City scheduled for May 20-23 has been rescheduled for October 8-11.
- Downtown Salisbury Festival has been rescheduled for June 11-13, 2021.
- Ocean City Air Show will be rescheduled to a tentative date later this summer.
- Ocean City Springfest scheduled for May 7-10 has been cancelled.
- The City of Salisbury has canceled or postponed several upcoming events through Easter:
- The Town of Berlin has cancelled all events through June, including the Berlin Jazz and Blues, Wine and Brews Festival, Spring Cruisers Classic Car Show, and the Berlin Bathtub Races.
- The Delaware State Fair has cancelled all concerts and performances. The fair is still expected to continue in some capacity.
- Firefly Music Festival scheduled for June 18-22 in Dover has been canceled.
- Rehoboth Beach has cancelled its Independence Day Fireworks on July 3rd and the Bandstand Summer Concert Series through the July 4th weekend.