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COVID-19 Resource Center

Booster doses (10/25/21): The CDC is recommending booster doses for specific individuals who have received Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson. The CDC has also said individuals may receive any of the three vaccines as a booster dose. For example, a series of two Moderna, and then a Pfizer booster.  Beebe Medical Group is currently only offering Pfizer boosters. If you wish to receive Moderna or J&J, there are many state, local, and pharmacy options throughout Delaware. Read more here for booster recommendations, guidelines, and timelines from the CDC.  

Third Dose Information (8/16/21): The CDC has recommended specific immunocompromised individuals to receive a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine to be provided at least 28 days after their second dose. These recommendations are separate from the "booster dose" for the general population, which final recommendations are still being drafted. Please visit our vaccine information page below for more information.

We remain committed to serving the healthcare needs of Sussex County, and look forward to continuing our vigilance in the face of this pandemic. Please continue to check this page for updates or call 302-645-3200 for COVID-19 related questions.

Masks Continue to Be Required at Beebe

We remain in a pandemic and people still require hospitalization from the COVID-19 virus. Beebe must continue to follow the requirements set forth by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), while also taking into consideration the recommendations provided by the CDC. At this time, Beebe team members will continue to follow PPE guidelines and visitors will still be required to wear masks in our healthcare facilities.

Data has confirmed vaccine effectiveness in community settings in recent months. However, many people are not vaccinated. In addition, it is often not known whether patients have been vaccinated when they first arrive in need of care, or arrive for lab tests, x-rays, a doctor visit, or other tests.

Lastly, immunocompromised people may remain vulnerable to COVID-19 even after vaccination.

Beebe believes in order to protect those who are oftentimes more vulnerable to disease or illness who seek care, that masks continue to be worn to help prevent COVID-19 transmission.

At this time Beebe is requiring all visitors to wear surgical masks. One will be provided if necessary.

As the situation changes, we will continue to provide updates and modifications.

Visitor Guidelines (December 31, 2021)

Starting Saturday, January 1, 2022, Beebe Healthcare is updating its visitor restrictions to allow inpatients to have one well visitor per day from 2-7 p.m. at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus. This visitor may not rotate throughout the day.

All visitors will be required to wear a surgical mask. Visitors who do not have one upon check-in will have one provided to them. This includes the Lewes Campus, the South Coastal Campus and Tunnell Cancer Center.

Patients being discharged from the hospital are allowed one well visitor 30 minutes prior to discharge to help with care instructions.

As a continuation of Beebe’s existing policy, visitors are not permitted for COVID-19 patients and patients under suspicion for COVID-19 except for special circumstances.

Additional considerations are made for labor & delivery, surgery patients, and end of life patients. Pediatric patients may have two well parents or caregivers.

"Beebe Healthcare reviews our county and health system’s status several times daily. With an increase in hospitalizations at Beebe and across the state, we have once again decided to limit the hours for visitation,” said David A. Tam, MD, MBA, FACHE, President & CEO, Beebe Healthcare. “Due to the rapidly increasing spread of the Omicron variant we have also decided to standardize our mask requirements. Visitors are to wear surgical masks for their safety as well as the safety of our patients and team members. As always, Beebe requests the community’s help and support by getting vaccinated and remaining vigilant about staying healthy."

Visitors are asked to remain with the patient to limit movement throughout the hospital. Visitors may also be asked to leave if the care team deems necessary for any clinical reasons. Clergy and Pastoral Visitors do not count toward the patient’s visitor quota.

Here are some other things to expect when coming to a Beebe care location:

  • You can expect to be asked COVID-19 screening questions, such as whether you have been sick or been around others who might be sick
  • You can expect to have your temperature taken
  • You can expect to see Plexiglas dividers at some stations and visual cues on the floor to encourage physical distancing
  • You may be asked to call when you arrive, or complete registration in your car
  • Continued limitations of the number of visitors are still in place.

While it is not required to have an appointment for Lab or Imaging, it is highly suggested. Call 302-645-3278 and Beebe's Scheduling team will assist you to schedule your appointment at a convenient location. Do not call this number to schedule COVID-19 testing or vaccination. To schedule your COVID vaccine, click here.

Beebe Scheduling has expanded its hours to better serve our community:

  • Mon. – Wed., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thurs. and Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sat. and Sun., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Safety protocols will be explained to you during the registration process.

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Staying Safe: Face Coverings & Physical Distancing

Ways to Take Precautions

  • Social distancing: Stay six feet away from others around you.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wear a surgical face mask in crowded, indoor spaces, and when coming to a Beebe care site.
  • Clean your hands often: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something. If you do touch a public surface, wash your hands directly afterward.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
  • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones).

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