School mask requirement formally extended in Del.

DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney and State Officials have formally extended the mask requirement in public and private K-12 schools through February 8th.

Governor Carney, the Delaware Department of Education, and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services previously announced the extension last month, but formally issued the regulations on Monday.

“Delaware children from kindergarten through high school are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, which should go a long way in protecting the health of students, educators, and school communities statewide,” said Governor Carney. “But that’s only possible if Delawareans get the vaccine. We are seeing a concerning increase in cases and hospitalizations statewide as the weather gets colder. Improving our vaccination rates among children and adults is how we’ll move past this pandemic. These vaccines are free, safe, and extremely protective against serious illness from COVID-19. Getting the shot will keep Delaware’s children protected. And it will keep them in their classrooms learning.”

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