Tuesday, February 8, 2022

EXPECTING BIG CHANGES?: Delaware Gov. John Carney Announces End to Indoor Mask Mandate

Source: Washington Examiner

Published: February 07, 2022

By: Asher Notheis

Democratic Gov. John Carney of Delaware announced on Monday that the end of the state's indoor mask mandate will arrive later this week.

Beginning Friday at 8 a.m., masks will no longer be required for indoor public settings, Carney said. Additionally, the mask mandate for public and private schools along with child care facilities will expire on March 31 at 11:59 p.m. Carney said the state is lifting its mandate because it is in "a much better place than we were several weeks ago."


“I want to be clear about this point — COVID is still circulating in our communities," Carney wrote on social media. "And the virus still poses a risk of serious illness, particularly among those who are not up to date on their vaccinations. But we have the tools to keep ourselves and each other safe. Get vaccinated. Get your booster."

Carney encouraged parents to vaccinate their children against COVID-19, with the extension to March 31 for school mandates intended to give them the chance to take care of their vaccinations. He also wrote in his announcement that the expiration to the end of next month "allows districts and schools time to consider local mask requirements" and gives the Division of Public Health and the Department of Education "time to work with schools on updates to quarantine and contact tracing guidance."

Delaware announced the end of its statewide mask mandate on the same day New Jersey announced that the end to mask mandates for its schools will be on March 7.

As of Monday, Delaware's seven-day average of positive cases of COVID-19 is at 13.7%. At least 71.5% of the state's population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with 92.7% vaccinated among people age 18 and older, according to the state's COVID-19 dashboard.

Read more at: WashingtonExaminer.com
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