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Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 16 special events during June 2017

Date Posted: Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County

Man’s Best Friend, Separation Day and a wine-glass painting party among the events to be presented.




Division of Public Health and Department of Correction Continue TB Response

Date Posted: Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Following the May 9, 2017, announcement that one James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC) inmate was diagnosed with active tuberculosis or TB disease, the Division of Public Health (DPH) and Department of Correction (DOC) have been working closely together in response. DPH will offer free screenings and treatment to former inmates, former employees and visitors to James T. Vaughn who are determined to have been exposed to TB. While the risk of transmission is low, the medical guidance is that those who have been exposed, and who get infected with the TB bacteria, should be treated so they do not develop TB disease. Consistent with routine Division of Public Health TB elimination protocols, the agency will reach out via letter and phone call to schedule testing of former inmates, former employees and visitors who are considered at potential risk. DOC also has begun screening its JTVCC employees and current inmates who may have been exposed.




DHSS Relaunches ‘Help Is Here’ Website with Accompanying Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Support Campaign

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today launched an updated and significantly improved version of Delaware’s centralized online resource for addiction prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery information, HelpIsHereDE.com. The website is designed to assist people struggling with addiction, their families, the community, and medical providers. The new version of “Help is Here” is easier to navigate, can be translated into four languages (Spanish, Haitian Creole, French, and Chinese), is more mobile-device friendly, and offers updated information for the community and medical providers. Its expanded video section features new and highly personal testimonials from individuals in long-term recovery, parents who have lost adult children to overdoses, a treatment provider, and a police officer.




Delaware Joins Multistate Settlement With Target Corporation Over 2013 Data Breach

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases News

Delaware has joined with 46 other states and the District of Columbia in a settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve the states’ investigation into the retail company’s 2013 data breach, resulting in increased protection for consumers. The states’ investigation, led by Connecticut and Illinois, found that, on or about November 12, 2013, cyber attackers […]




Due Process Layperson Panelist Members Sought

Date Posted: Monday, May 22nd, 2017
Categories:  News

The Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) is currently searching for volunteers to fill the position of Layperson Panelist. Under IDEA and Delaware Law, there is an administrative hearing process to resolve disputes related to educational matters. The ideal candidate for this volunteer position will have a demonstrated interested in the education of children […]




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