DPH encouraging Bridgeville rodeo event attendees to get tested for COVID-19

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DOVER, Del. — The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is strongly encouraging COVID-19 testing for anyone who attended a rodeo event that took place on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at the  Rancho El 24 in Bridgeville.

DPH Director, Dr. Karyl Rattay says, ““There is significant concern for community spread of the virus as a result of this event.” She adds, “We want to make sure that everyone who attended that event knows they’re at risk. It is important that anyone attending the event get tested as soon as possible to identify if they have been infected by the virus that causes COVID-19 and that they take the steps to isolate and protect their friends and family from also contracting the disease.

We’re told individuals who attended this event are advised to get tested as soon as possible at a site most convenient to them by visiting the testing calendar on the state’s coronavirus website  de.gov/gettested.

A free testing event will be taking place on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Woodbridge Middle School in Bridgeville. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required, and can be completed here.

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