October 27, 2021
Clarification from DOE
Members of our caucus have received a number of calls and emails from constituents regarding a proposed Delaware Department of Education (DOE) regulation update to their face covering policies. We contacted DOE seeking clarification and below is their response.
 
Additionally, here is a link to the proposal: https://tinyurl.com/fv645j9h
 
Public comment may be submitted to DOEregulations.comment@doe.k12.de.us
 
"The Department of Education is aware that an altered and fraudulent version of Regulation 815 with “masks will be permanent” language is being shared on social media. That statement is not in the emergency regulation or in any proposed regulation.
 
Regulation 815 Health Examinations and Screening existed before COVID-19. Section 6.0 was added to Emergency Regulation 815, effective August 16, 2021 focusing solely on COVID-19 Mitigation and Prevention and mask wearing. Emergency regulation 815 is in effect for 120 days with a one-time possible extension of 60 days.
 
At the same time, proposed Regulation 815 was also being updated via the regular regulation process. The department is accepting public comments on both regulation (the emergency and proposed versions) via DOEregulations.comment@doe.k12.de.us"
Senate Redistricting Hearings
Every 10 years, states must redraw their legislative districts based on the most recent federal Census data. 

This process, known as redistricting, requires the General Assembly to follow a very specific, very technical set of guidelines. There are numerous criteria each district must meet, including containing a relatively similar population size and meeting guidelines concerning contiguity, compactness, communities of interest and observing natural or political boundaries, all while maintaining majority-minority districts. 

On Monday, November 1, the General Assembly will convene to consider the redrawn maps. If you wish to attend and view the Senate's session in person, please register here.
Railroad Maintenance Will Require Closure of Lazy Lagoon Road
DelDOT announces to motorists that Delmarva Central Railroad's will be resurfacing and performing general maintenance on their crossing of Lazy Lagoon Road between US 113 and Pepper Road, Frankford.

WHEN: Will begin at 5 AM until 11:59 PM on Thursday, November 4, 2021, pending weather.

WHERE: Railroad crossing of Lazy Lagoon Road between US 113 and Pepper Road, Frankford.

Detour Routes:
Eastbound: Lazy Lagoon Road onto US 113 to Delaware Avenue to Pepper Road and return to Lazy Lagoon Road.
Westbound: Lazy Lagoon Road to Pepper Road onto Delaware Avenue to US 113 and back to Lazy Lagoon Road.
Detour signage will be posted for motorists.

View the entire release here.
Railroad Maintenance Will Require
Closure of McCabe Road
DelDOT announces to motorists that Maryland Delaware Railroad will be resurfacing and performing general maintenance on their railroad crossing on McCabe Road between US 113 and Pepper Road, Selbyville.

WHEN: Will begin at 5 AM until 11:59 PM on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

WHERE: McCabe Road between US 113 and Pepper Road, Selbyville.

Detour Routes:

Eastbound: McCabe Road to US 113 to Cemetery Road onto Pepper Road and return to McCabe Road.

Westbound: McCabe Road onto Pepper Road to Cemetery Road to US 113 and back to McCabe Road.

Detour signage will be posted for motorists.

Click here to view the entire release.
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