It is now mandatory to wear face masks in Delaware.
Governor Carney’s order does not require children aged 12 or younger to wear a face covering. Any child 2-years-old or younger MUST NOT wear a face covering, due to the risk of suffocation.
“Now is not the time for Delawareans to get complacent,” said Governor Carney. “We face a very serious situation, with additional cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations statewide. 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. But wearing a face covering is not permission to go out in public more often. Delawareans should stay home unless it’s absolutely necessary to go out for essential work or essential items. Don’t go out in public unnecessarily. You will only increase your risk – and the risk to your family, friends, and neighbors.”
Under Governor Carney’s modified order, businesses must also take certain steps to keep their employees and customers safe.
By 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 1, businesses must:
Require employees to wear a face covering while working in areas open to the public and in areas where coming within 6 feet of other staff is likely.
Provide, at the business’ expense, face coverings and hand sanitizer for their employees.
Deny entry to individuals who do not have a face covering – or if one is not available for them.
If any business denying entry is providing medication, medical supplies, or food, the business must provide alternate methods of pickup or delivery.
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