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COVID-19 Information for Delaware Small Businesses


Governor John Carney on Tuesday signed the 29th modification to the COVID-19 State of Emergency declaration, eliminating social distancing requirements and removing Delaware’s mask mandate effective May 21. Delawareans, visitors, and Delaware businesses should follow social distancing and masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals issued last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unvaccinated Delawareans should continue to wear masks to reduce their risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.

Click here for more information on current restrictions.


COVID-19 Customer Protection Standards Shield

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The Division of Small Business is here to help your business navigate this challenging time and succeed in the transition back to normalcy once it has passed.


DE Relief Grants give Delaware small businesses and nonprofits access to funds to cover expenses and provide relief related to COVID-19 .

The nearly $200 million program is a joint initiative  from the State and New Castle County.

The program is now closed to new applications.

The Hospitality Emergency Loan Program was started in the earliest days of Delaware’s State of Emergency.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about H.E.L.P. and information about program eligibility.

Information on programs including the Paycheck Protection Program, Shuttered Venue Operators Grant and Restaurant Revitalization Fund can be accessed through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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