On June 29, Sussex County government took a small step to reopen the administration building to the public on a limited basis. On Tuesday, June 30, Sussex County Council will meet in person in council chambers for the first time since the COVID-19 state of emergency was declared in mid-March. See an agenda at sussexcountyde.gov.
Subsequent planning and zoning commission and board of adjustment meetings will also reopen to the public, all with strict social distancing protocols in place. All meetings will also be available via phone and internet as well. No more than 30 people can sit in council chambers, and they must sit 6 feet apart and wear face coverings. Additional limited seating is available in the administration building lobbies. All attendees will be escorted into the meeting after a health screening.
Only people making payments and obtaining building permits will be permitted in the building, with a limit of eight people at a time – three at the counter and five waiting in line.
Other county departments are still requiring appointments. For more details, go to sussexcountyde.gov/June2020-reopening.