Delawareans Must Wear Face Masks Beginning on Tuesday

Delaware Governor John Carney has signed a modification to his State of Emergency declaration requiring Delawareans to wear face coverings in public settings.

The legislation goes into effect at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28. Face coverings must be worn when entering a grocery store, convenience store, pharmacy, doctor’s office or riding on public transportation.

The requirement does not require children aged 12 or younger to wear a face covering. Any child 2 bars or younger MUST NOT wear a face covering, due to the risk of suffocation.

In a statement, the Governor said “All of our actions are guided by science and intended to save lives. Wearing a face covering in public settings is important to prevent transmission of this disease.”

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has also required face coverings in many public settings.