Delaware Updates COVID Restrictions to Align with New CDC Guidance
NFIB, or the National Federation of Independent Business here in Delaware, is more optimistic about Delaware’s re-opening and the future of small business in the state after the governor announced that because of new guidelines from the CDC, more restrictions will be lifted to help Delaware small businesses continue to recover from the health and economic crisis and pandemic.
Starting May 21, the indoor and outdoor mask mandate is no longer in effect. Also, all remaining restrictions on venues, including restaurants, will be lifted on this date. This order rescinds all social distancing requirements and capacity restrictions. You can read the full text of the governor’s order here.
State Director for NFIB in Delaware, Mike O’Halloran, reacts to the Governor’s announcement:
“This is a great news for Delaware small businesses getting ready for the unofficial start of summer. We hope that as a result of the relaxation, consumers in Delaware head back to their favorite shops, restaurants, and stores. There’s no question: small businesses are the backbone of the First State’s economy. We can’t get Delaware’s economy back to where it should be without these job creating entrepreneurs.”
According to a recent national study of NFIB members, just 15% of entrepreneurs report that business conditions are now back to normal. 37% anticipate economic conditions will return to pre-crisis levels before the end of year’s end.