ACLU-DE COVID-19 Response

Page last updated: 9.10.2020

ACLU-DE COVID-19 Response

Even in a public health emergency, the government must make every effort to protect the rights of Americans, especially those in our society who are most vulnerable. The ACLU of Delaware is watching closely to make sure that the government's response is scientifically justified and no more intrusive on civil liberties than absolutely necessary. Check back here to stay up-to-date on what we're doing to protect civil liberties in Delaware amid this rapidly-changing COVID-19 environment.

If you believe your rights have been violated and would like to receive our help, please fill out our online complaint form by clicking here.

Individuals with general questions about coronavirus can call 2-1-1 or text your ZIP code to 898-211 for deaf and hard of hearing. For those with specific health-related questions, email us at

Contact your primary health care provider if you have concerns about symptoms, particularly those with fever and coughing or shortness of breath.

What you can do to mitigate the impact of COVID-19:

  • Wear a face covering in public
  • Maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet from others)
  • Practice good hand hygiene
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Clean frequently used surfaces often
  • Don’t go to work if you are sick
  • Call your doctor about testing if you are experiencing symptoms

Where to go for more information:

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Despite the announcement of over 300 positive COVID-19 cases in DOC facilities this week, it’s not too late for Delaware to change course and proactively confront the public health crisis in our state’s prisons. But they need to take action immediately.

July 14, 2020

Governor Carney Just Signed HB 346 into Law. Here's Our Statement.

In an effort to ensure access to the ballot through the pandemic, the 150th General Assembly passed House Bill 346, legislation that will ensure all voters can cast their ballot by mail in the upcoming 2020 elections. Today, Governor Carney signed that bill into law. Here's our statement.

July 1, 2020

We Need Universal COVID-19 Testing in Our Prisons

Incarcerated people are dying in our correctional facilities at a rate that is 3rd highest in the nation. We need to continue to do everything possible to protect those living and working in Delaware's prisons.

June 16, 2020