As the omicron variant winds down, mask mandates are being lifted around the Delaware Valley. Delaware state officials addressed changes to the universal mask mandate on Tuesday. “Effective Friday, February 11 at 8 a.m., masks will not be required by the state in these indoor places: convenient stores, grocery stores, gyms, restaurants,” said Delaware Governor John Carney, citing dropping case rates and hospitalizations. Delaware joins Pennsylvania and New Jersey, which haven’t had statewide universal mask mandates since last year. To read the full story.