Governor Carney Bans Short-Term Rentals in Delaware During State of Emergency

Delaware Governor John Carney has issued a modification to his State of Emergency declaration, banning all short-term rental units during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The ban includes vacation home rentals, hotels, motels and condo rentals. Commercial lodging in the first state will remain closed through May 15, or “until the public health threat is eliminated.”

The order does not include essential workers who may need access to short-term rental units. This includes caretakers with family members nearby, healthcare providers, journalists and Delawareans with public housing vouchers.

Victims of domestic violence in need of alternative housing are also exempt.