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DPH Encourages Masking, Other Precautionary Measures For Visitors To Legislative Hall

Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Monday, January 30, 2023

DOVER, DE (Jan. 30, 2023) –   The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has been notified of multiple positive cases of COVID-19 that could be related to several in-person events last week in and around Legislative Hall. Out of an abundance of caution, DPH is offering recommendations to those planning to attend Joint Finance Committee hearings beginning […]




DPH Announces Closure Of COVID-19 Call Centers on Jan. 31

Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Friday, January 27, 2023

DOVER, DE (Jan. 27, 2023) –   The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing the closure of the COVID-19 call center and the vaccine call center due to a low volume of calls. The Call Centers’ last day of operation will be Tuesday, January 31.  Delawareans may still access critical COVID-19 information on the website at […]




DPH’s Office of Animal Welfare Announces Sixth Arrest In Connection With January 8th Dog Fighting Bust; 4 Dogs Rescued

Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, January 20, 2023

DOVER, DE (Jan. 20, 2023) –   The Delaware Division of Public Health’s (DPH) Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) announces the arrest of a sixth man involved in a Seaford dog fighting incident from January 8. OAW charged Laurel, DE, resident Ronnell Jacobs, age 45, with three felony counts related to dog fighting, and two misdemeanor counts […]




Delaware Officials Provide Latest Updates, Underscore Urgency Surrounding Increased Overdose Deaths in the State

Delaware Health and Social Services | Delaware State Police | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Division of Public Health | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

NEWARK (Jan. 18, 2023) – Today, Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long, along with top leaders from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS), led a community response briefing to provide the latest information about suspected drug overdose deaths in the state, current and emerging dangers […]




School Water Testing Program Update

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Education | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, January 13, 2023

The State of Delaware is actively working with federal and local partners to ensure all Delaware children and school staff have safe and clean drinking water. With the help of a grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) with support from the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) began a sampling initiative in Delaware schools in October 2020 to identify the levels of lead within the drinking water system.







  Category: Division of Public Health


DPH Encourages Masking, Other Precautionary Measures For Visitors To Legislative Hall

Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Monday, January 30, 2023

DOVER, DE (Jan. 30, 2023) –   The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has been notified of multiple positive cases of COVID-19 that could be related to several in-person events last week in and around Legislative Hall. Out of an abundance of caution, DPH is offering recommendations to those planning to attend Joint Finance Committee hearings beginning […]




DPH Announces Closure Of COVID-19 Call Centers on Jan. 31

Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Friday, January 27, 2023

DOVER, DE (Jan. 27, 2023) –   The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing the closure of the COVID-19 call center and the vaccine call center due to a low volume of calls. The Call Centers’ last day of operation will be Tuesday, January 31.  Delawareans may still access critical COVID-19 information on the website at […]




DPH’s Office of Animal Welfare Announces Sixth Arrest In Connection With January 8th Dog Fighting Bust; 4 Dogs Rescued

Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, January 20, 2023

DOVER, DE (Jan. 20, 2023) –   The Delaware Division of Public Health’s (DPH) Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) announces the arrest of a sixth man involved in a Seaford dog fighting incident from January 8. OAW charged Laurel, DE, resident Ronnell Jacobs, age 45, with three felony counts related to dog fighting, and two misdemeanor counts […]




Delaware Officials Provide Latest Updates, Underscore Urgency Surrounding Increased Overdose Deaths in the State

Delaware Health and Social Services | Delaware State Police | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Division of Public Health | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

NEWARK (Jan. 18, 2023) – Today, Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long, along with top leaders from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS), led a community response briefing to provide the latest information about suspected drug overdose deaths in the state, current and emerging dangers […]




School Water Testing Program Update

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Education | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, January 13, 2023

The State of Delaware is actively working with federal and local partners to ensure all Delaware children and school staff have safe and clean drinking water. With the help of a grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) with support from the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) began a sampling initiative in Delaware schools in October 2020 to identify the levels of lead within the drinking water system.