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Public Health Closes Illegal Tattoo Operation in Clayton

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) closed a Clayton body art business December 5, 2016, that was operating without a permit. The operation had no official name and was run out of a private home at 253 Christiana River Drive in Clayton without the required body art establishment permit. In addition to operating without a permit and being entirely unregulated, DPH staff were unable to confirm proper sanitary precautions were used. DPH encourages customers who may have received services at this location to contact their health care provider for evaluation for diseases such as hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that may have been transmitted through unsterile equipment.




Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to hold Dec. 8 public hearings on changes to interstate management plans for Atlantic menhaden and Jonah crab

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will host Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) public hearings on proposed changes to the interstate fishery management plans (FMP) for Atlantic menhaden at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 in DNREC’s Lewes Facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958.




National Influenza Vaccination Week Dec. 4 – 10, 2016: It’s Not Too Late to Get A Flu Shot

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

With flu activity increasing and family and friends planning gatherings for the holidays, now is a great time to get a flu vaccine if you have not yet done so. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect you and your loved ones, against the effects of this virus. People of every age, including people in good health, are at risk of flu. That’s why the Division of Public Health (DPH) encourages everyone 6 months of age and older to get a flu vaccine every season. December 4 -10, 2016 is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW).




Winter application of fertilizer and manure regulated

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Delaware farmers, lawn care companies, golf courses and other nutrient handlers should not apply nutrients to the ground during the winter months, the Delaware Department of Agriculture reminds applicators.




Local Christmas trees available from Delaware farms

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Thirty Delaware farmers have fresh-cut and live Christmas trees available for First State families this holiday season, with local firs, spruces and pines in abundance – all easy to find at de.gov/christmastrees.





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