Three Rehoboth Beach lifeguards test positive for COVID-19

June 29th, 2020

Three Rehoboth Beach lifeguards have tested positive for COVID-19. "We believe at this time there was very little contact with the public," said Rehoboth Police Chief Keith Banks, adding that the lifeguards spend most of their time in the lifeguard stands. “We immediately executed our COVID response protocol and contacted the local health department. All lifeguards were notified of the exposure and will be tested within the next 24 hours,” said Banks.

Banks said the lifeguards who have tested positive are asymptomatic and are staying home until medically cleared to return to work. Even though three lifeguards are out, Banks said that staffing levels are high enough that it will not negatively impact the lifeguard operations on the beach.

The news of the results came as Rehoboth Beach is seeing higher additional cases of COVID-19 being identified.

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