OHS Child Passenger Safety Fitting Stations Closed Statewide
March 25, 2020
Governor John Carney ordered all non-essential businesses to close by Tuesday morning, March 24, 2020, at 8 a.m. and for all Delawareans to stay at home whenever possible to help fight the spread of COVID-19. As a safety precaution for customers and staff, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety’s Child Passenger Fitting Stations, located in all 3 of Delaware’s counties, have been closed until further notice.
“The Delaware Office of Highway Safety’s Child Passenger Safety program will continue to be a resource for caregivers via phone and email. In the interest of making sure that everyone is safe, we’ve decided to temporarily close the fitting stations until further notice as a proactive measure for our customers and staff against COVID-19,” Sarah Cattie, Occupant Protection Program Manager, Delaware Office of Highway Safety.
OHS will continue to provide education and resources for child passenger safety to parents and caregivers through the fitting station coordinators and the OHS Child Passenger Safety website at https://ohs.delaware.gov/carseat.shtml. Additional educational resources, such as graphics and videos, can also be found at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website page for Child Passenger Safety at https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats.
The fitting station coordinators are available for questions and assistance via email and phone to help you to ensure that you are following the law and best practices when it comes to car seats and booster seats for your children. Please contact your local fitting station coordinator with questions at the e-mail address or phone number below:
New Castle County: CPS Fitting Station Coordinator, Shawn Rowe
Office Phone: (302) 434-3234
Mobile Phone: (302) 256-1123
Kent and Sussex Counties: CPS Fitting Station Coordinator, Aubrey Klick
Office Phone: (302) 387-2324
Mobile Phone: (302) 744-2749
Media Inquiries: Cynthia Cavett, Office of Highway Safety Marketing Specialist & Public Information Officer
Mobile Phone: (302) 943-7293
Click here for the Governor’s Office’s press release on the fourth and fifth modifications to the state of emergency declaration mandating the stay at home proclamation and closing of non-essential businesses.
Delawareans with general questions about COVID-19 or their exposure risk can call the Division of Public Health’s Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-408-1899, or 711 for individuals who are hearing-impaired, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Questions can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov. DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.
About the Delaware Office of Highway Safety
The Office of Highway Safety (OHS) is committed to improving the safety of Delaware’s motoring public by focusing on behavioral traffic safety issues such as impaired driving, seat belt use, speeding, child passenger safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety, motorcycle safety, and teen driving issues. FAQs can be found at ArriveAliveDE.com.