Del. health officials say children in kindergarten or older must now wear face coverings

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WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health have announced an update to the state’s face coverings guidance for children.

This updated guidance requires all children who are in kindergarten or older to wear face coverings in public settings, including school buildings.

All children two years of age and older are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings in public. Children younger than two should not wear face coverings due to the risk of suffocation. In addition, a child with a medical condition that makes it hard to breathe or a disability that prevents the child from wearing a face covering is not required to wear one.

“The evidence could not be more clear that wearing face coverings is the best thing we can all do to keep our communities healthy,” said Governor Carney. “I know masks can be uncomfortable at times for children and adults. But if we stay vigilant and work together, we’ll continue to make real progress against this virus.”

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