Gov. Carney revises COVID-19 emergency order, allowing alternatives to mask mandate for certain athletes

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney has signed a revision to his COVID-19 emergency order, allowing the Division of Public Health to approve alternative mitigation measures in place of the mask mandate for professional and NCAA athletes.

We’re told these mitigation plans, including the alternative mitigation measures, must be submitted to hspcontact@delaware.gov. Fans, staff, and other attendees of indoor sporting events must still comply with the public mask mandate to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“This revision will allow competitions to move forward with a potential mask exemption only for professional and NCAA athletes,” said Governor Carney. “These organizations already have their own safety plans, which this revision recognizes. DPH will work closely with them to ensure they are protecting athletes and helping prevent the spread of this virus.”

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