State chamber releases COVID-19 best practices guidance

April 29, 2020

Through this challenging time presented by the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s goal has been to strike a balance between safeguarding the health of Delaware workers and their families, and protecting Delaware’s economy.

All Delaware businesses are eager to get back to work. Business operations can and should return to a sustainable level without jeopardizing employees’ or customers’ safety.

Many Delaware jobs have been deemed essential under Gov. John Carney’s stay-at-home order. These businesses have developed and implemented detailed strategies to protect their workforce from the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring continuity of operations.

“We at the state chamber remain laser-focused on providing timely, accurate and valuable resources to Delaware businesses during the pandemic,” said Katie Wilkinson, chair of the chamber’s board of directors.

Based on the best practices shared by employers in these critical industries, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce team is happy to provide guidelines and suggestions to assist other Delaware businesses in their efforts to provide safe workplaces for their employees and customers as they come back online.

“The goal in issuing this best practice guide is to encourage businesses to start thinking about how to best prepare weeks before a reopening occurs,” said Mike Quaranta, president of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. “We want to avoid business owners opening their stores or operations without a safe, organized plan to do so.”

Although the chamber encourages businesses to implement these best practices, it reminds everyone that all businesses remain subject to the restrictions of current or future executive orders.

To view the guide online, go to

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