Rep. Bennett: October Newsletter

 

 

 

 Legislative Hall

411 Legislative Avenue 
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-4351

  

Dear Neighbor,

I hope this message finds you well! 

In this newsletter, I have included several notices regarding upcoming flu shot clinics in Kent County provided by the Delaware Division of Public Health, as well as Halloween Safety Tips from the Dover Police Department. 

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact my office with any questions or concerns you may have about issues in the 32nd District or the state. 

Sincerely,

Andria Bennett 


Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics in Kent County 

Over the next several months, Delaware officials are offering flu shots across the state. Below is a list of upcoming dates for flu shots in Kent County. 

October 30th: Spence's Bazaar, 550 S. New St., Dover, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

November 18th: Jesus Love Temple, 106 S Walnut St., Milford, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

November 21stFrontline Ministries, 516A Jefferic Blvd., Dover, 10 a.m. – noon

January 13th: Legislative Hall, 411 Legislative Ave., Dover, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Delaware Division of Public Health seasonal flu shot clinics are intended for those who have no healthcare provider or whose insurance does not cover flu vaccinations. If you have Medicaid or Medicare, we will welcome you to attend but please know that your insurance will be billed accordingly; please bring your Insurance Card at the time of your visit. Donations will be accepted for all others that do not have Medicare or Medicaid. For more information, please call 302-857-5130, or visit http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/fluclinics.html.


Dover Police Department Halloween Safety Tips

With the upcoming Halloween events around the City of Dover, the Dover Police Department would like to remind parents, children, and motorists to remain alert and keep safety a top priority during this Halloween season.  While we will have extra officers on the streets and in our neighborhoods on Halloween Night, it is important to take note of the safety tips we have provided below.

Trick or Treat Date/Times:

Saturday, October 31st 6:00PM-8:00PM (City of Dover)

Motorist Safety Tips:

  • Motorists are asked to drive with an abundance of caution and travel at a reduced speed in residential areas.
  • Many children and adults will be walking through residential areas and depending on the availability of sidewalks, may be near or on the roadway.
  • Be aware of children inadvertently darting across the street in the path of vehicles.

Trick or Treating Safety Tips:

  • Children should NEVER go Trick or Treating alone.  They should be with a parent/guardian, or a group of friends at all times.
  • Stay off of main roadways.
  • Costumes should fit properly, with no loose/hanging items.
  • Consider face paint instead of masks as they can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Trick or Treaters should carry a flashlight at all times.
  • Utilize glow sticks and/or reflective tape/material attached to costumes and bags for added visibility.
  • Before crossing the street, always look in both directions twice to make sure no vehicles are coming.
  • Inspect all candy to ensure it is not tampered with, prior to consuming it.

Sex Offender Ordinance for Halloween Festivities:

The Dover Police Department Sex Offender Enforcement Unit would like to remind all offenders living within the City of Dover of the ordinance in regards to Halloween/Holiday festivities.  The Dover Police Department will have extra officers on duty to ensure that offenders comply with the new ordinance, and be on the lookout for suspicious/unsafe activity. If there are any questions or concerns, or you would like to report a non-compliant offender, please notify the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.