COVID-19 Updates for Delaware REALTORS®

Links to the most recent critical information including guides, forms, and advisories will remain at the top of the page for easy access. Updates are made as issues evolve.


Read Gov. Carney’s statement here.

Governor John Carney’s statement on Monday formally extending the State of Emergency declaration another 30 days to confront community spread of COVID-19.


Gov. Carney, AG Jennings, DSHA, Delaware Judiciary Announce Joint Effort on Foreclosure & Eviction Prevention

DAR CEO Wes Stefanick recently talked with Scott Brown, CPS with Raymond F. Book and Associates, about the Paycheck Protection Program. Watch the discussion here.

Gov. Carney’s 23rd Modification to the State of Emergency offers new guidance on evictions and foreclosures.

Gov. Carney, AG Jennings, DSHA, Delaware Judiciary Announce Joint Effort on Foreclosure & Eviction Prevention


The Federal Main Street Lending Program supports small and medium-sized businesses that were in sound financial condition before the pandemic.


NAR has published guidance on PPP loans, incluidng new updates from the SBA based on changes under the PPP Flexibility Act.


Update on Local Deed Recording

  • Kent County Levy Court is open to the public by appointment only. The public can drop off paperwork.
  • New Castle County Recorder of Deeds: The office is closed to the public until further notice. External customers are invited to take advantage of their online resources during this time. Copies of documents can be obtained by using the Recorder of Deeds Public Access System. Recordings are accepted through the U.S. Postal Service and through our four eRecording parties. Please click here for more information.
  • Sussex County Recorder of Deeds: In order to minimize health risks, the Sussex County Recorder of Deeds has modified document submittal procedures, effective immediately. Staffing at the County office building has been reduced to an absolute minimum. As a result, any party submitting paper documents should be prepared to experience substantial delays in the recording of paper documents. The Sussex County Recorder of Deeds does not represent and will not guarantee that paper documents will be recorded on the day they are received. For customers who need to submit physical copies of plans and permits, a drop-off box is available in the County Administrative Offices building lobby, 2 The Circle, Georgetown. Drop-offs will be received 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For those individuals dropping off documents, all submissions shall include an intake form. Please fill out, print, and include it with your submittal when dropping off documents. E-filing is strongly encouraged.



Delaware Division of Small Business HELP Loan Requirements

Applications for a Delaware Division of Small Business HELP loan must include ALL of the documentation provided IN THE ORDER below for the loan to be processed. Failure to include ALL required documents may result in your request being denied.

  • Billing statements or invoices for unavoidable expenses to support amount of funding request
  • Proof of payment over the past 12 months for expenses for which funding is requested (account statement or letter from the relevant vendor/creditor)
  • Balance sheet and income/P&L statement for 2019 (2019 tax returns may be used as an alternative, must include accounting of assets and liabilities)
  • Copy of Delaware business license

Failure to include ALL required documents may result in your request being denied.

The Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application is available now here.

Access the Delaware Department of Labor Unemployment Assistance Insurance FAQs guide.



The CARES Act / Paycheck Protection Program



PPP  Fillable Application

Read NAR’S guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program

EIDL Disaster Application Overview

From NAR

Putting Members First With the Right Tools, Right Now

Read a summary of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) provisions here.  Get a summary of the bill’s impact on REALTORS® here.

Frequently Asked Questions on SBA Loans: Mortgage and Personal Finance FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions on Unemployment Insurance: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance FAQs

Coronavirus: Quick Reference Guide on Health Insurance Coverage

NAR’s Federal Advocacy Responses to COVID-19 

NAR Coronavirus Advocacy FAQs Released

NAR Webinar: Brokers Respond to COVID-19: Advice, Resources