Beebe, restaurant association team for free testing July 1

June 30, 2020

Beebe Healthcare, in partnership with the Delaware Restaurant Association, will host a free car-based COVID-19 testing event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, at Rehoboth Elementary School.

The event is primarily for those who work in restaurants, but the public is also welcome. Preregistration is required for this event. To download the form to complete and bring to the testing site, go to

“We initially reached out to Beebe to set up some testing sites for employees of restaurants in our community,” said Carrie Leishman, president and CEO of Delaware Restaurant Association. “But we decided to also open it to the public because we also care about our patrons. We are committed to maintaining a healthy restaurant workforce and contributing to a healthy community."

“We understand the fear and anxiety that people have,” said Dr. David A. Tam, president and CEO of Beebe Healthcare. “That’s why we continue our focus on helping as many people and organizations as we can when it comes to raising awareness, and opening access to screening, testing and care for COVID-19. As Sussex County’s healthcare system for over 100 years, we are committed to taking care of our community.”

Delaware has seen a recent uptick in cases in the past couple of weeks, and everyone is reminded to practice some simple measures to keep themselves, their family and their neighbors safe: Wash your hands frequently and properly, wear a face covering when you are around other people not part of your household, and practice physical distancing, which is maintaining a distance of six feet between you and another person.

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