CAN’T GET TO A CORONAVIRUS TESTING SITE? DBFR WILL TEST SOME RESIDENTS AT HOME
Delray Beach Fire Rescue and Delray Medical Center are teaming up to make sure Delray Beach residents who can’t get to a coronavirus testing site receive the testing they need.
Thanks to about $9,000 donated by generous members of our community, including top donors Harvey and Virginia Kimmel and the Delray Beach Firefighters Benevolent Fund, DBFR will be purchasing 150 test kits from Delray Medical Center. Firefighter/paramedics will visit home-bound seniors and others who want testing but are unable to get to a testing site and administer the tests in their homes. Testing will commence Friday.
“We know that coronavirus testing is an important step to making sure Delray Beach residents stay healthy, and we don’t want anyone in our city to feel that they can’t be tested simply because they don’t have the means or the physical ability to get to a testing site,” DBFR Chief Keith Tomey said.
Delray Medical Center provided the test kits at cost to DBFR and, in partnership with the city, will coordinate processing the tests. In addition, DBFR is working with Palm Beach County’s Division of Emergency Management to administer tests to city residents on the county’s special needs registry.
In addition to the Kimmels and the Delray Beach Firefighters Benevolent, we would like to thank everyone who contributed to this important project.
To inquire about receiving a home test, residents should call the Delray Beach Coronavirus Helpline at (561) 243-7777.