Maps & Trends

Timeline of COVID-19 policies, cases, and deaths in your state

A look at how social distancing measures may have influenced trends in COVID-19 cases and deaths

This page was last updated on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 05:59 AM EDT.

This timeline shows the major infection control measures and re-openings undertaken by states after the first COVID-19 cases appeared in the United States, alongside the number of new cases and deaths in each state over the same time period.

Dots on the timeline indicate key events in each state – closings (in red), openings (in green) and other policy changes and events (in grey). Clicking on a dot will display event details below the chart. Additionally, the PREVIOUS and NEXT buttons move users through key events by day, allowing them to be viewed in chronological order. The timeline can be viewed against either new cases or new deaths. To see current cumulative case and death counts and daily counts for days with no policy events, click here.

Delaware

Delaware

Timeline of Policy Events

Restriction/closing
Opening
Deferring decisions to county
Other
Mar 12, 2020
1 Cumulative Cases
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0 Cumulative Deaths
  • Governor Carney issued a State of Emergency declaration to prepare for the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).The emergency declaration also: Requires The Delaware National Guard to take precautionary and responsive actions to assist with Delawares response to the coronavirus; Advises event organizers in Delaware to cancel non-essential public gatherings of 100 people or more, to prevent community spread ofcoronavirus; Allows the State of Delaware to conduct public meetings electronically to prevent unnecessary public gatherings; Prohibits price gouging, or an excessive price increase of goods or services, during the coronavirus outbreak.

Data Sources: Cases and deaths data from JHU CSSE. Policy actions from the National Governor’s Association, D.C. Policy Center, and Washington, DC’s Coronavirus website.

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