COVID-19 Resources

This page houses resources for community members, businesses, and nonprofits. Keep scrolling for a complete directory of resources to assist you during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NEW: The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension has put together information describing the different types of vaccines available and how each vaccine functions against Covid-19 in Spanish. View the PDF here.

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Community Conversation: Putting COVID in the Rearview Mirror

On Wednesday February 10 at 7:00 p.m., we heard remarks from Lt. Governor Bethany Hall Long, and updates on the COVID-19 pandemic from Laura Saperstein, Delaware’s Chief of Population Health, Caitlin Olsen, Director of Government Relations, Strategic Engagement, University of Delaware, and Tom Coleman, City Manager, City of Newark. They shared state, university and city responses to the changing landscape of the pandemic, as well as how we can all move forward together. You can access the recording here.

In addition, Laura Saperstein’s slide presentation can be accessed here.

Delaware Public Health has created a large toolkit for use by organizations like ours, and community partners.  It is brimming with materials for you and your partners to use in your e-blasts, e-newsletters, and other public-facing materials.  Look for an update to the toolkit in the coming weeks. You can access the existing toolkit here.

The toolkit includes the following materials:

  • Social media posts

  • Text messages

  • Talking points – updated weekly

  • Newsletter/web copy “Facts Series” in English and Spanish

  • Eblast copy “Facts Series”

  • Poster

  • Flyer

  • Stakeholder presentation 



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Photo from the City of Newark, DE


City of Newark

University of Delaware

State of Delaware COVID Executive Orders

State of Delaware Recovery Page

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers



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Consider donating to a local nonprofit, or the Delaware COVID Emergency Response Fund

Food Bank Resources:



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Photo by Miguel Montejano


Summary of COVID Relief Provisions of Interest to Public Power in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, and the American Rescue Plan Act, 2021 – Link to PDF

Small Business Administration:

Registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) will begin Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m. EDT and SBA will begin accepting applications via the application portal on Monday, May 3 at 12 p.m. EDT. The application portal will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted.

For more information, read the press release here.

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Delaware Office will host twice-per-week virtual call-in/Microsoft Teams sessions outlining the Economic Aid Act’s Small Business Support Programs, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) re-launch, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program, the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, targeted EIDL advance, and debt relief, and fielding questions from session participants regarding the programs. The virtual sessions will be held at 3:00 p.m. EST every Tuesday and Thursdays, beginning on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 until further notice and will replace SBA Delaware’s 3:00 p.m. EST Economic Aid Act Overview Zoom sessions previously held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. The virtual sessions are free-of-charge.

VIRTUAL SESSION DATES:                                             VIRTUAL SESSION TIME:

Tuesdays and Thursdays                                                  3:00 p.m. EST – 4:00 pm EST


Microsoft Teams meeting; join on your computer or mobile app

call in (audio only)

+1 202-765-1264,,719517021# United States, Washington DC

Phone Conference ID: 719 517 021#

 OR Click to join meeting.

The Economic Aid Act provides assistance to small businesses, nonprofits, and venues that are struggling to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act provides funding for a second round of forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses and nonprofits experiencing significant revenue losses, funds grants to shuttered venues, and enacts emergency enhancements to other SBA lending programs. This critical assistance provides small business owners with the capital they need to survive the pandemic and includes critical resources for small businesses.

Updated Economic Aid Act information, including PPP Lender forms, guidance, and resources are available at, and (en Español).

Updated Signage for Businesses (per State of Delaware)

Options for Small Business Assistance during COVID-19

HELP – Governor Carney’s relief plan for hospitality businesses – expanded to include more businesses

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance Loans

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)



Photo by Matthias Zomer

Photo by Matthias Zomer


Spur Impact has a short analysis on the latest CARES Act (December 2020)

Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Enhancement (DANA) houses funding information, webinars, and free resources on their COVID-19 response page.

Information for Faith Based Organizations – PPP and Disaster Loans

COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative – a collaboration between the Delaware Community Foundation, United Way of Delaware, Philanthropy Delaware, and the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Enhancement

Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund – Give to this fund HERE

If your nonprofit is in need of immediate supplies or resources:
If you or someone you know has an immediate need such as food, shelter, or supplies – please contact the United Way of Delaware at their 211 emergency line