WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Delaware Governor John Carney is warning that the state may have to reconsider its COVID mitigation strategies. That’s despite the fact that the state canceled its state of emergency a few weeks ago.
During a press conference Thursday, Carney said the state is considering whether it can require universal masking in schools.READ MORE: Police: Man Killed, 5 Others Injured In Drive-By Shooting In Philadelphia’s Logan-Ogontz Neighborhood
“We know that the young ones under age 12 are not eligible to be vaccinated, so important consideration there, we need to do that and do it quickly and we will because school districts are deciding how to proceed in their individual areas,” Carney said.READ MORE: CVS Plans To Hire 25,000 Workers During 1-Day Virtual Career Event Friday
Delaware has a substantial transmission rate of COVID-19 throughout the state, according to the CDC’s COVID tracker.MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni Speaks To Media
Substantial is one step below what’s considered the top category which is “high” transmission.