City of Lewes expands mask requirement to beach parking lots, other areas
LEWES, Del. – City of Lewes officials have announced an expansion of the requirements surrounding face coverings in the city.
We’re told that at their regular meeting on Monday, the mayor and city council approved an ordinance requiring that face coverings be worn in beach parking lots and restrooms, the parking lot at Roosevelt Inlet, and on the Savannah Road drawbridge between Front Street and Anglers Road.
The ordinance goes into effect at 5 p.m. today, July 14th, and will remain in effect through September 8th. Masks will be required between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Officials say since requiring face coverings in the downtown business district beginning July 3rd, the area has seen more consistent use of masks in the downtown area. Hospitality ambassadors have helped inform visitors of the requirement, and signs have been installed.