The end of the emergency order will also mean the return of water utility shutoffs for those who are delinquent in paying their bill. City officials say shutoffs can be prevented if residents or businesses make a payment arrangement with the city.
Government buildings in the city will also reopen to the public, and City Council meetings and other events will now be able to take place in person with residents in attendance.
Delaware Gov. John Carney lifted statewide COVID-19 restrictions last week, ending requirements for residents to wear face masks and maintain physical distance. Despite that change, state health leaders warn against thinking the danger of the pandemic is over.
As of July 20, 71.5% of Delaware adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s just a percentage point and a half higher than July 1, when the state met Carney and President Joe Biden’s goal of having 70% of adults receive at least one shot.
Just 43.9% of residents between the ages of 18 and 34 have been vaccinated. That age group also has the highest rate of COVID-19 infection in the state.