Student mask mandate extended; testing programs set for December

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The state Division of Public Health will start a testing program designed to keep kids who were exposed to COVID to stay in school. Students and student athletes who play indoor sports will need to continue to mask up through February 2022, according to the state Division of Public Health. The Delaware Interscholastic Athletics Association said in notes from its …

State urges unvaccinated to take shots to protect economy, schools

Daniel Larlham Jr. Education, Headlines, Health

  As the number of COVID-19 cases rise dramatically, Delaware officials on Thursday asked the unvaccinated to be immunized to protect themselves and others. Gov. John Carney said he is considering requiring state employees to be vaccinated and mulling options to implement mandatory face masks in schools. Carney and Rattay held a public briefing on COVID-19 in Delaware. The Delta …