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  Category: Delaware Health and Social Services


Scheduled Closure of the Office of Vital Statistics in Dover for Renovations

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2024

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announces that the Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) in Dover will be closed to the public for renovations beginning February 12 through April 5, 2024.




The Delaware Division of Public Health Issues Update About Potential Measles Exposure

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2024

 The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is reporting a potential measles exposure at the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Wilmington on December 29, 2023. An extensive contact tracing investigation identified between 20-30 people exposed to the individual who was not symptomatic but was infectious at the time of their visit to the facility. 




The Delaware Division of Public Health Issues Notification About Potential Measles Exposure

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Monday, January 8, 2024

DOVER, Del. (Jan. 8, 2024) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is reporting a potential measles exposure in a Delaware health care facility. On January 5, 2024, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health identified a confirmed case of measles in an unvaccinated individual. While infectious, the individual sought care at a healthcare facility […]




DPH Reports Zero Cases of High Blood Lead Levels in Children Consuming Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Friday, December 22, 2023

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received reports from multiple states that suggest children may have higher blood lead levels (BLLs) after consuming recalled cinnamon-containing applesauce products. The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has received no reports of children with high BLLs in response to the recall of cinnamon-containing applesauce products. Signs and […]




Nominations Now Open for 2024 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

Delaware Health and Social Services | News | Date Posted: Friday, December 15, 2023

NEW CASTLE – The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) and State Office of Volunteerism (SOV) is excited to announce that nominations for the prestigious Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards and the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards (Adult Awards) are open. Nominations for both awards will be accepted by the […]







  Category: Delaware Health and Social Services

Scheduled Closure of the Office of Vital Statistics in Dover for Renovations

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2024

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announces that the Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) in Dover will be closed to the public for renovations beginning February 12 through April 5, 2024.




The Delaware Division of Public Health Issues Update About Potential Measles Exposure

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2024

 The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is reporting a potential measles exposure at the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Wilmington on December 29, 2023. An extensive contact tracing investigation identified between 20-30 people exposed to the individual who was not symptomatic but was infectious at the time of their visit to the facility. 




The Delaware Division of Public Health Issues Notification About Potential Measles Exposure

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Monday, January 8, 2024

DOVER, Del. (Jan. 8, 2024) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is reporting a potential measles exposure in a Delaware health care facility. On January 5, 2024, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health identified a confirmed case of measles in an unvaccinated individual. While infectious, the individual sought care at a healthcare facility […]




DPH Reports Zero Cases of High Blood Lead Levels in Children Consuming Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Friday, December 22, 2023

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received reports from multiple states that suggest children may have higher blood lead levels (BLLs) after consuming recalled cinnamon-containing applesauce products. The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has received no reports of children with high BLLs in response to the recall of cinnamon-containing applesauce products. Signs and […]




Nominations Now Open for 2024 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

Delaware Health and Social Services | News | Date Posted: Friday, December 15, 2023

NEW CASTLE – The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) and State Office of Volunteerism (SOV) is excited to announce that nominations for the prestigious Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards and the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards (Adult Awards) are open. Nominations for both awards will be accepted by the […]