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Delaware Decides to End School Mask Mandate


Delaware Decides to End School Mask Mandate

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Breaking the news this morning, Governor John Carney of Delaware revealed that the state will officially lift the universal indoor mask mandate starting from February 11. Furthermore, come March 31, the state’s school mask mandate will also be ending.

Carney expressed, “We find ourselves in a significantly improved position compared to the peak of the Omicron surge, witnessing a decline in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations.”

“It’s important to note that COVID continues to circulate within our communities, carrying the threat of severe illness, especially among individuals not fully vaccinated,” he emphasized. “However, we possess the necessary means to ensure our safety and that of others.”

Despite the ongoing recommendation by the US Centers for Disease Control to wear face masks indoors, irrespective of vaccination status, many in the country are eager to abandon masks after prolonged use. While acknowledging the effectiveness of masks in curbing coronavirus spread indoors, the public sentiment in the United States leans on ending the era of mask-wearing. With the Biden administration refraining from issuing specific guidelines on mandate durations, local authorities are taking matters into their own hands, aiming to balance public safety with community preferences.

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