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Latest COVID-19 News Impacting & Resources for Chamber Members

New as of March 25th – SBA Express Bridge Loan

This program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be term loans or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan. If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for decision and disbursement on Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for an SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan.


  • Up to $25,000
  • Fast turnaround
  • Will be repaid in full or in part by proceeds from the EIDL loan

More information and program requirements:

March 23rd – Governor Carney announces Stay-At-Home Order For Delawareans and the closure of Non-Essential Businesses effective March 24th at 8:00 am

Governor John Carney on Sunday issued the fourth and fifth modifications to his State of Emergency declaration, ordering Delawareans to stay at home whenever possible and closing all non-essential businesses in Delaware to help fight the spread of COVID-19. The orders go into effect at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. They will remain in effect until May 15 or until the public health threat is eliminated.

Click here for an UPDATED full list of essential and non-essential businesses, as defined by Sunday’s order – updated on March 26 at 4:00 pm.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

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US Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program

State of Delaware

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For Parents & Guardians

In order to protect both our staff and the public, we are regrettably closing the Visitor Information Center until April 12th, we are planning to re-open to the public at 9:00 AM on Monday April 13th.

Chamber members are encouraged to make appointments to meet with the Chamber Staff. 

All State Parks are free until April 30, and annual passes are available to be purchased online here.