COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates

The State Street Inn is OPEN by advance reservation, and Delaware is open for visitors. At this time, there is no quarantine requirement to enter Delaware. However, we strongly recommend getting a COVID test before traveling. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

IMPORTANT - The following policy changes will be in effect until further notice:

  • Face masks are REQUIRED in all indoor common areas.
    Masks must completely cover your mouth and nose, and must be secured with ties or ear loops. Please avoid using bandannas, neck gaiters, or any mask with a vent or valve. Face coverings are not required in your private guestroom. You may also enjoy our front porch or backyard without a face covering, if physical distancing is maintained.
  • Breakfast will be provided by room service.
    You'll need to order breakfast the night before, and we'll leave it outside your door at a time you choose. As an alternative, we can serve your breakfast on our front porch or back patio (weather permitting). Not a morning person? We are now offering a lower rate without breakfast.
  • Mid-stay housekeeping service is not available.
    Rooms will be thoroughly cleaned between guests. Extra towels and amenities will be provided by request.
  • Our exercise room is closed.

What We're Doing

We are focused on maintaining a clean environment for our guests, and we are closely following all state regulations and industry guidelines. We are also participating in Delaware's COVID-19 Customer Protection Standards, a voluntary program from the Delaware Division of Small Business.

We use disinfecting products to clean rooms between guests, with particular attention paid to high-touch items, such as coffeemakers, light switches, and remote controls. All linens are machine-washed with bleach or chemical sanitizer between each guest, including blankets and covers. We have temporarily replaced glassware and ceramic coffee mugs with individually-wrapped paper cups. Decorative items that can't be sanitized or replaced between guests have been removed from guest rooms. Masks and gloves are worn during the entire cleaning process. After cleaning, rooms are thoroughly inspected, and a seal is placed over the door.

To reduce the risk of airborne transmission, we have upgraded the air filtration in our climate control system to a rating of MERV-13.

We have also increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in public spaces, including door handles and countertops.

Hand sanitizer is always available at our front desk, and in our dining room. Disinfectant wipes, disposable face masks, and travel-size bottles of hand sanitizer are available by request.

You can help us by wearing your mask, maintaining a six-foot distance from anyone outside of your travel group, and washing or sanitizing your hands frequently. Thank you for your cooperation!

For everyone's safety, please cancel your reservation and stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have tested positive or been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

What to Expect in Delaware

Currently in Delaware:

  • You must wear a face mask at all times if you are indoors with anyone not in your immediate household. Face masks are also required outdoors when physical distancing is not possible. These rules apply to all adults and school-age children.
  • Restaurants are open for indoor dining at 50% of capacity, but only members of the same household may dine together. Masks are required when restaurant staff are at the table, and at all times when not seated at a table. Masks may be removed only when actively eating or drinking.
  • Beaches and boardwalks are open. Face coverings are required throughout Delaware's beach resorts, including boardwalks, sidewalks, and parks. You may remove your face covering when tanning or exercising on the beach, or when seated to eat.
  • State parks and wildlife areas are open. Face coverings are required for entry to state parks, but may be removed in areas where physical distancing can be maintained.
  • Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is open. The Visitor Center is temporarily closed, but portable toilets are available.
  • Golf courses are open.
  • The Dover Downs Casino and Harrington Casino are open.
  • Most museums and historic sites are open, but have limited hours and other restrictions. Some require advance reservations. Call or check websites before visiting.
  • Malls and retail stores are open at 50% of capacity.

More information (From the Delaware Tourism Office):