Rehoboth Beach removes Boardwalk mask requirement

Commissioners following CDC, state guidelines for public and business space
May 21, 2021

Story Location:
The Boardwalk
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
United States

Effective immediately, masks are no longer required to be worn on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.

During a meeting May 21, commissioners voted unanimously in favor of modifying the city’s emergency order to match Gov. John Carney’s 29th modification. The governor’s modification, which went into effect at 8 a.m., May 21, said  fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most places indoors and outdoors. Exceptions to the governor’s mask wearing rules include crowded settings, such as public transit, planes, in schools, healthcare facilities and congregate settings like prison facilities and homeless shelters.

“The City of Rehoboth has been thoughtfully cautious in its response to the pandemic in order to ensure the safety of our residents, visitors and businesspeople,” says Mayor Stan Mills. “And we thoughtfully have arrived at the conclusion, following guidance from the CDC and the state, that now is the time to lift most of our restrictions and gleefully get back to regular summertime activities. With the summer season upon us, we welcome visitors to our beach and community and encourage those who are not vaccinated to continue to take measures to protect themselves and others.”

The city’s adopted resolution also says the city’s emergency order will be modified to match future modifications from the governor.

See more in the Tuesday, May 25, edition of the Cape Gazette.

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