The Delaware Division of Public Health is strongly encouraging Covid-19 testing for anyone who attended a rodeo-concert event that took place on Sept. 6 at Rancho El 24 in Bridgeville.
Individuals who attended this event are urged to get tested as soon as possible by visiting the testing calendar on the state’s coronavirus website atde.gov/gettested.
The event, which was condemned by state officials as potential “super spreader”, was attended by 1,500 people, with many not wearing face coverings. Click on the headline below for a link to a story from WHYY.
WHYY reported that State Police were called to the scene and stopped latecomers from attending the event, but determined the safest course of action was to let the event continue.
The state Justice Department and state health officials are studying whether legal action will be taken.
DPH and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) will hold a free testing event on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Woodbridge Middle School, Bridgeville. This testing event will also be open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required, and can be completed at delaware.curativeinc.com.
“There is significant concern for community spread of the virus as a result of this event,” said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay.“We want to make sure that everyone who attended that event knows they’re at risk. It isimportantthatanyone attending the event get tested as soon as possible to identify if they havebeeninfected 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.”
Information about current and future testing sites is available at de.gov/gettested. The latest data on COVID-19 cases and deaths can be found on the Division of Public Health’s My Healthy Community data portal atde.gov/healthycommunity.