Governor to Extend School Mask Mandate
Governor to Extend School Mask Mandate
Posted on 01/11/2022
Governor John Carney has signed a revision to the recent State of Emergency declaration, requiring Delawareans to wear masks in indoor public settings, including convenience stores, grocery stores, gyms, restaurants, bars, hair salons, malls, and casinos.
The mask requirement took effect at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 11. Governor Carney also announced plans to extend the school and child care facilities mask requirements, which were previously set to expire on February 8.

Both the public and school mask requirements apply to anyone kindergarten age and older. Children aged 2-5 are strongly encouraged to wear masks in public indoor settings, including schools and child care facilities. Children under 2-years-old should not wear masks due to the risk of suffocation.