Children and Face Masks

On August 24, 2020, Governor Carney and the Division of Public Health announced an update to Delaware’s face coverings guidance for children.

  • All children who are in kindergarten or older must wear face coverings in public settings … according to the updated DPH guidance.
  • All children 2 years of age and older are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings in public.
  • Children younger than 2 must not wear face coverings due to suffocation risk.
  • A child with a medical condition that makes it hard to breathe or a disability that prevents the child from wearing a face covering is not required to wear one.