Gov. John Carney on Monday announced the end of statewide indoor mask mandate, effective this Friday.
NFIB Delaware welcomes this announcement, which takes business owners and their workers out of the unenviable position of enforcing state health mandates.
In a press statement, Gov. Carney announced that he had:
“[S]igned a revision to the State of Emergency order, lifting Delaware’s universal indoor mask mandate effective at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, February 11.”
He further stated that “We’re in a much better place than we were several weeks ago in the middle of the Omicron surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.”
The previous declaration prior to this new revision required Delawareans to wear masks in all indoor public settings, including convenience stores, grocery stores, gyms, restaurants, bars, hair salons, malls, and casinos. The mandate was in effect for all persons, regardless of vaccination status.
You can find further details, including separate guidance for the state’s schools, and read the governor’s full statement HERE.