Effective today, the District of Delaware lifted its mask mandate for public areas:
NOW THEREFORE, it is HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Effective immediately, masking in public areas of the Court (lobby, corridors, elevators, restrooms, etc.) is no longer required. People may choose to wear a face mask at their discretion. Prior standing orders of the Court that imposed mask requirements are VACATED to the extent, and only to the extent, such orders imposed mask requirements.
2. Judges retain the discretion to impose mask requirements in their courtrooms as they see fit.
Delaware state courts are likewise ending their mask mandate, starting on Wednesday of this week.
In a message to the bar, Delaware Supreme Court Chief …