Face masks required in outdoor areas in Lewes beginning at 5 p.m. today

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The City of Lewes has announced that masks will be required in public outdoor areas starting today, July 3rd, at 5 p.m.

We’re told that at their special meeting on Thursday, the mayor and city council approved an ordinance requiring that face coverings be worn in public outdoor areas in the area bound by both sides of Savannah Road, both sides of Market Street, Third Street, and the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

This comes after Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach announced the requirement of masks in outdoor areas earlier this week. This ordinance will remain in effect through Labor Day.

There are exceptions for those under the age of 12, outdoor dining areas in accordance with Governor Carney’s State of Emergency, and when wearing a mask would present a health risk.

Courtesy: WMDT