COVID-19 UPDATE
5-4-2021
In an effort to keep our members current on the latest information regarding the coronavirus crisis and vaccinations, the Medical Society of Delaware is sharing the following:
Governor, DPH Announce Major Changes to COVID-19 Restrictions

Effective May 21, most capacity restrictions lifted; Delawareans should follow CDC mask guidance outdoors; larger events still require plan approval from DPH

Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced today major upcoming changes to Delaware's COVID-19 restrictions, which become effective on Friday, May 21st.

  • All capacity restrictions inside restaurants, retail, other business establishments, and houses of worship will be lifted. Facilities will be able to use as much capacity as social distancing requirements will allow.

  • Masks will still be required indoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Outdoors, Delawareans should follow masking guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Risk for COVID19 spread increases in large crowds that include unvaccinated people. In those cases, the CDC recommends that everyone continue to wear a mask. DPH may require masks for crowded venues and large gatherings including concerts, sporting events, etc.

  • Social distancing requirements will move from 6 feet to 3 feet.

  • Customers must continue to remain seated indoors and outdoors at bars and restaurants, unless a plan for dance floors and other areas is approved by DPH, and distancing of at least 3 feet should be maintained.

  • Events over 250 people indoors and outdoors will still require plan approval from DPH to ensure compliance with basic precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As of Monday, May 3, Delaware providers had administered 762,869 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 53 percent of Delawareans 16 and older havae received at least one shot.
Saint Francis Healthcare Announces Vaccine Event This Week

Saint Francis Hospital will be holding a Mobile Covid Clinic at East Side Charter School on Thursday, May 6th from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Patients can pre-register to schedule an appointment or walk-ins are welcome. Please feel free to share with your patients, staff, friends, and family.
For more information and resources regarding COVID-19, MSD has created a coronavirus resource page on our website. View resource page 
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