Gov. John Carney has still not announced when Phase 3 of the economic recovery will start, as the state begins to enter the third week under Phase 2 restrictions.
During the week, several COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach among young people rooming together and attending events related to Senior Week, state health officials said. They said as many as 100 young people were possibly exposed and should be tested.
Sussex County government officials announced that meetings of county council, planning and zoning commission, and board of adjustment will return to council chambers starting Tuesday, June 30. Meetings and public hearings will be open to the public with limited seating and required health screenings. Meetings will remain available online and via teleconference.
While most July 4th activities have been canceled, there are two fireworks displays scheduled in Sussex County. Highway One in Dewey Beach will sponsor fireworks shot from a barge in Rehoboth Bay in front of Northbeach/Ivy. Fat Daddy’s BBQ on Route 404 between Georgetown and Bridgeville will have fireworks with music and food from local vendors. The event will take place on the 32-acre Whitefield Farm on Route 404 purchased by Jeff and Brenda Frey, Fat Daddy’s owners.
Other action during the week:
Sports at the Beach in Georgetown is scheduling baseball tournaments.
Lefty’s Alley & Eats near Lewes is offering the area’s only drive-in movie theater with a schedule of blockbusters, and family and horror films.
Area churches are slowly getting back to in-person services, but many are choosing to meet outside due to restrictions placed on attendance and how services can be conducted.