Governor Carney announced today that the mask mandate in Delaware schools will extend into the New Year, expiring on February 8, 2022.
This mandate applies to K-12 public and private schools.
He believes the extension is needed to give children ages 5-11 time to be vaccinated after the age group just recently became eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine.
“Our focus over the coming weeks and months will be on increasing Delaware’s vaccination rates. That’s how we’ll finally move past this pandemic. These vaccines are free, safe, and extremely protective against the COVID-19 virus. Getting the shot will keep Delaware’s children protected, and keep them in school. I’d encourage all eligible Delawareans to get their shot,” said the governor in a prepared statement.