Governor John Carney on Monday signed a revision to the State of Emergency, lifting Delaware’s universal indoor mask mandate effective at 8 a.m. this Friday, February 11, 2022.
Governor Carney has also temporarily extended the mask requirement in public and private K-12 schools and child care facilities. That requirement, which applies to children kindergarten-age and older, will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2022.
The temporary extension gives parents time to get their school-age children vaccinated before the expiration of the statewide requirement.
The March 31 date also allows districts and schools time to consider local mask requirements, and gives the Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Education (DOE) time to work with schools on updates to quarantine and contact tracing guidance.