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  Archives:  September 2016

Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Investing in Educational Programs and Instruction that Meet the Needs of Today’s World

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, September 2, 2016

This week, students across our state are returning to the classroom and thanks to the hard work of teachers and administrators, our schools are setting them on a path toward rewarding careers and success in life through higher standards and innovative instruction that meet the skills needed in today’s high-tech economy. That starts with our […]




Public Health Advises Health Care Providers to Monitor IV Drug Users for Bacteria Exposure

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, September 2, 2016

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced that it has been notified of four cases of Bacillus cereus (B. cereus) bloodstream infection between July and August of 2016 in New Castle County. Typically a foodborne illness, these bacteria usually do not cause blood infections. Three of the four cases of B. cereus reported to DPH occurred in individuals who are intravenous (IV) drug users and currently use heroin. Symptoms of bloodstream infection may include fever, chills, body aches, rapid heart rate, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. If untreated, bloodstream infections can affect multiple organs and even be fatal.




DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces Collins Beach boat ramp facility to have limited access to lower parking lot and intermittent boat ramp closures Sept. 6-7

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, September 2, 2016

DOVER (Sept. 2, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today that the Collins Beach boat ramp facility will have limited access Sept. 6 and 7 while the division assists Delmarva Power with the critical, time-sensitive waterborne offloading of a large transformer at the boat ramp for transport to the utility’s Townsend power substation on Flemings Landing Road in Smyrna. After a recent transformer failure there, Delmarva Power needed to get a replacement unit onsite as quickly as possible, and DNREC agreed to help, given that the transformer is key Delmarva Power infrastructure for ensuring electric reliability in areas of New Castle and Kent County.




Stretches of ocean beach reopened at Cape Henlopen State Park

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2016

DNREC has reopened stretches of ocean beach between Gordons Pond and Herring Point, and beachfront along the oceanside of The Point on Cape Henlopen, following the end of a piping plover nesting season that produced 13 plover fledglings.




Indian River Marina basin maintenance dredging project scheduled to begin Thursday, Sept. 15

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Maintenance dredging at the Indian River Marina basin within Delaware Seashore State Park is scheduled to begin Thursday, Sept. 15.






  Archives:  September 2016

Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Investing in Educational Programs and Instruction that Meet the Needs of Today’s World

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, September 2, 2016

This week, students across our state are returning to the classroom and thanks to the hard work of teachers and administrators, our schools are setting them on a path toward rewarding careers and success in life through higher standards and innovative instruction that meet the skills needed in today’s high-tech economy. That starts with our […]




Public Health Advises Health Care Providers to Monitor IV Drug Users for Bacteria Exposure

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, September 2, 2016

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced that it has been notified of four cases of Bacillus cereus (B. cereus) bloodstream infection between July and August of 2016 in New Castle County. Typically a foodborne illness, these bacteria usually do not cause blood infections. Three of the four cases of B. cereus reported to DPH occurred in individuals who are intravenous (IV) drug users and currently use heroin. Symptoms of bloodstream infection may include fever, chills, body aches, rapid heart rate, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. If untreated, bloodstream infections can affect multiple organs and even be fatal.




DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces Collins Beach boat ramp facility to have limited access to lower parking lot and intermittent boat ramp closures Sept. 6-7

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, September 2, 2016

DOVER (Sept. 2, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today that the Collins Beach boat ramp facility will have limited access Sept. 6 and 7 while the division assists Delmarva Power with the critical, time-sensitive waterborne offloading of a large transformer at the boat ramp for transport to the utility’s Townsend power substation on Flemings Landing Road in Smyrna. After a recent transformer failure there, Delmarva Power needed to get a replacement unit onsite as quickly as possible, and DNREC agreed to help, given that the transformer is key Delmarva Power infrastructure for ensuring electric reliability in areas of New Castle and Kent County.




Stretches of ocean beach reopened at Cape Henlopen State Park

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2016

DNREC has reopened stretches of ocean beach between Gordons Pond and Herring Point, and beachfront along the oceanside of The Point on Cape Henlopen, following the end of a piping plover nesting season that produced 13 plover fledglings.




Indian River Marina basin maintenance dredging project scheduled to begin Thursday, Sept. 15

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Maintenance dredging at the Indian River Marina basin within Delaware Seashore State Park is scheduled to begin Thursday, Sept. 15.