Delaware entered Phase 2 of the economic reopening on June 15, 2020.
Restaurants and other food and drink establishments may operate at 60 percent occupancy.
Management must ensure all staff and customers wear a face covering, except for customers seated at a table to eat or drink, and arrange tables so that guests are 8 feet apart. Tables and high human touch surfaces must be disinfected every 15 minutes to two hours, depending on volume and between each party.
Must ensure that all guests have seats, be seated, and remain seated unless going to the restroom. Guests should not leave the table to retrieve food or drink.
Must ensure customers have a reservation in order to sit down in a facility.
Food establishments that do not provide table service must ensure counter service locations are spaced 6 feet apart. Signage and floor markings must be present to guide patrons in appropriately spacing while in line. Staff must be designated to ensure social distancing throughout the facility.
Must ensure that guests are provided with disposable menus and that there are no condiments on the table, with only single-use condiments provided.
In accordance with the Food Code, must ensure no bare hand contact by food workers with ready-to-eat foods and that to-go containers for food guests to bring home after dining are protected from possible contamination.
Must ensure that self-service food and buffet options do not reopen. Must ensure that bar service and seating at a bar do not reopen.
Employee health screening and return to work criteria.
Customers should be guided to seats by staff or clear signage to control traffic in, out, and through restaurants to ensure that safe social distancing is maintained as much as possible.
Must ensure that there are no common areas, pool tables, smoking areas, dance floors, etc. available for guests to congregate in.
On June 25, 2020 the Governor postponed Phase 3 of the state’s reopening.
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