There is a disclaimer on the Delaware State Fair’s website stating that “exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.”
The Delaware State Fair is on for 2020 and it kicks off on July 23 and runs through August 1 The M&T Bank Grandstand concerts are canceled. The series including headliners Hank Williams Jr, Dierks Bentley and Jim Gaffgan. Customers who previously purchased tickets are entitled to a full refund. Danny Aguilar, the assistant general manager, said the concert cancellations caused a lot of push back. He then pointed out how it would be difficult to social distance inside that area. Safety protocols will be in place including daily temperature checks for employees and social distancing on rides and in seated areas. Indoor facilities will run at reduced capacity. People are required to wear face coverings inside. They are encouraged to do so outside.
Danny also said that hand-washing and hand-sanitizing stations will be in place. The fair will enhance its staff to make sure common areas stay clean. They will do a deep clean in high touch areas over night. Aguilar also encourages guests to come early. People who come between 8 am and 11 am will be admitted for free. Rides don’t open until 1 pm. Folks who arrive between 11 am and 4 pm will pay half price, and anyone after 4 pm will pay full price.
You will not be admitted to the park and you should stay home if you:
- have tested positive or have been deemed presumptive positive coronavirus
- have been tested for coronavirus but have not yet received results
- have been exposed to coronavirus or learned that you have been in the immediate vicinity of a person known to have been carrying the virus
- have experienced any coronavirus symptoms
To see the rest of the COVID-19 plan, check out their website
Danny Aguilar also took to Facebook live to talk about their COVID-19 guidelines, here is the video: