Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing Sites

State agencies encourage COVID-19 testing

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) announced the list of community testing sites throughout Delaware this week. Testing locations listed below include pop-up and Curative trailer sites, as well as community sites hosted by the Latin American Community Center and Henrietta Johnson Medical Center.

“Testing for COVID-19 is the best way to track the spread of this virus across our state and country. It’s also the way we contain potential outbreaks. Please consider getting a free test—whether you have symptoms or not,” said Governor Carney. “As we approach the holiday season, it’s more important than ever to follow the basic public health measures that we know work to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Avoid gatherings with those outside your household. Keep wearing a mask in public. Wash or sanitize your hands frequently. Stay vigilant.”

DEMA has coordinated community sites this week in addition to sites at Walgreens and at various hospitals and health care locations. Delawareans can view a full list of COVID-19 testing locations and reserve a spot at de.gov/gettested.

Delawareans are encouraged to check the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ social media accounts (FacebookTwitter, and Instagram) for testing location updates due to inclement weather.

New Castle County Pop-Up Testing Locations

  • Monday, November 9 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Warner Elementary (801 W. 18th S., Wilmington, DE 19802)
  • Monday, November 9 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Congo Funeral Home – Walk Up Only- (2401 N Market St, Wilmington DE 19802)
  • Tuesday, November 10 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Surrette Park – Walk Up Only – (499 Bethune Drive, New Castle, DE 19720
  • Tuesday, November 10 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Elsmere Library (30 Spruce Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805)
  • Tuesday, November 10 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Townsend Fire Company (107 Main St, Townsend, DE 19734)
  • Wednesday, November 11 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Middletown High School (120 Silver Lake Rd, Middletown, DE 19709)
  • Wednesday, November 11 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19801)
  • Thursday, November 12 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Seeds of Greatness Bible Church (828 Frenchtown Rd E, New Castle, DE 19720)
  • Thursday, November 12 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Latin American Community Center (403 North Van Buren St, Wilmington DE 19805
  • Thursday, November 12 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19801)
  • Thursday, November 12 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Woodlawn Library (2020 W 9th St, Wilmington, DE 19805)
  • Friday, November 13 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Frawley Stadium (801 Shipyard Dr, Wilmington, DE 19801)
  • Friday, November 13 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Dickey Park (60 Madison Dr, Newark, DE 19711)
  • Saturday, November 14 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: UD Star Campus (540 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19713)
  • Saturday, November 14 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Rt. 9 Library (3022 New Castle Ave, New Castle, DE 19720)

Kent County Pop-Up Testing Locations

  • Monday, November 9 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Mt. Zion AME Dover (101 N Queen St, Dover, DE 19904)
  • Monday, November 9 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Milford High School (1019 N Walnut St, Milford, DE 19963)
  • Tuesday, November 10 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Caesar Rodney High School (239 Old North Rd, Camden, DE 19934)
  • Wednesday, November 11 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Camden-Wyoming Fire Company (200 E Camden Wyoming Ave, Camden, DE 19934)
  • Friday, November 13 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Hartly Fire Company (2898 Arthursville Rd, Hartly, DE 19953)
  • Saturday, November 14 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Bethel AME Smyrna (229 E. Commerce St, Smyrna, DE 19977)

Sussex County Pop-Up Testing Locations

  • Monday, November 9 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Selbyville Fire Company (30 N Main St, Selbyville, DE 19975)
  • Tuesday, November 10 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Lewes Fire Department (347 E Savannah Rd, Lewes, DE 19958)
  • Tuesday, November 10 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Delmar Middle & Senior High School (200 N. 8th St., Delmar, DE 19940)
  • Wednesday, November 11 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Woodbridge Middle School (307 S Laws St, Bridgeville, DE 19933)
  • Thursday, November 12 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Sussex Central High School (26026 Patriots Way, Georgetown, DE 19947)
  • Thursday, November 12 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: North Laurel Elementary (600 Wilson St, Laurel, DE 19956)
  • Friday, November 13 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Lord Baltimore Elementary (120 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970)
  • Saturday, November 14 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Mt. Enon Baptist Church (600 N. Church St, Milford, DE 19963)

Anyone with a question about COVID-19, whether related to medical or social service needs, should call Delaware 2-1-1. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Download COVID Alert DE in the App Store or Google Play

Report a business for COVID-19 non-compliance using this form.

DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.

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Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing Sites

Agencies Encourage COVID-19 Testing

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), announced a substantial list of community testing sites this week. Testing locations include pop-up and Curative trailer sites.

“Testing for COVID-19 is the best way to track the spread of the virus and respond to potential outbreaks,” said Governor Carney. “Whether or not you have symptoms, we encourage you to get tested for COVID-19 at a site near you, and to continue to follow basic health precautions so we can slow the spread. Keep wearing your masks in public. Wash or sanitize your hands frequently. Keep your distance and avoid gatherings with those outside of your household. Stay home if you’re sick.”

DEMA has coordinated 15 community sites this week in addition to sites at Walgreens and at various hospitals and health care locations. Delawareans can view a full list of COVID-19 testing locations and reserve a spot at de.gov/gettested.

“Testing continues to be critical to us slowing the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health. “We are grateful to our community partners for engaging in thoughtful conversations around the need for testing and providing feedback on the accessibility of locations.”

“Since May, we have tested over 300,000 people through community sites,” said A.J. Schall, Director of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency. “With the use of both pop-up and static sites, we continue to refine our testing plan. New trailers were recently added to ensure that there is convenient testing for those who need it, when they need it.”

Delawareans are encouraged to check the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for testing location updates due to inclement weather.

New Castle County Pop-Up Testing Locations

  • Monday, October 26 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Woodlawn Library (2020 W 9th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805)
  • Monday, October 26 from 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Thomas McKean High School (301 McKennans Church Road, Wilmington, DE 19808)
  • Tuesday, October 27 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Pulaski School (1300 Cedar Street, Wilmington, DE 19805)
  • Tuesday, October 27 from 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Frawley Stadium (801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, DE 19801)
  • Wednesday, October 28 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Warner Elementary (801 W. 18th Street, Wilmington, DE 19802)
  • Wednesday, October 28 from 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Brandywine High School (1400 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803)
  • Thursday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Hudson SSC (501 Ogletown Road, Newark, DE 19711)
  • Friday, October 30 from 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Wilmington University Brandywine Campus (10 Beaver Valley Road, Wilmington, DE 19803)
  • Saturday, October 31 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Claymont Elementary (3401 Green Street, Claymont, DE 19703)
  • Saturday, October 31 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: People’s Settlement Association (408 East 8th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801)

Kent County Pop-Up Testing Locations

  • Monday, October 26 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Bethel AME Church (229 E Commerce Street, Smyrna, DE 19977)
  • Tuesday, October 27 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Mt. Enon Baptist Church (600 N Church Street, Milford, DE 19963)
  • Wednesday, October 28 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: New Beginnings AME (99 Jackson Street, Frederica, DE 19946)
  • Thursday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Woodbridge Early Childhood Education Center (400 Governors Ave, Greenwood, DE 19950)
  • Friday, October 30 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Harrington Casino (18500 S Dupont Hwy, Harrington, DE 19952)

Sussex County Pop-Up Testing Locations

  • Monday, October 26 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Selbyville Fire Company (30 N Main Street, Selbyville, DE 19975)
  • Tuesday, October 27 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Delmar Town Hall (12 E State Street, Delmar, MD 21875)
  • Wednesday, October 28 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Rehoboth City Hall (229 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971)
  • Thursday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Delaware Technical Community College, Owens Campus (21179 College Drive, Georgetown, DE 19947)
  • Friday, October 30 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: La Red (300 High Street, Seaford, DE 19973)

Anyone with a question about COVID-19, whether related to medical or social service needs, should call Delaware 2-1-1. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Download COVID Alert DE in the App Store or Google Play

Report a business for COVID-19 non-compliance using this form.

DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.

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State of Delaware Announces School Testing Locations

Pop-up testing locations at schools to prepare for in-person learning 

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Friday announced pop-up school testing locations as many schools prepare to return to school for in-person learning as part of their hybrid return-to-school plan.

View calendar of pop-up testing locations for students and families.

View calendar of current pop-up, permanent and other available testing locations.

“Our goal is to get more Delaware children into school for in-person learning – especially our youngest learners and disadvantaged children who need in-person instruction the most,” said Governor Carney. “These pop-up testing locations will help us safely bring back students and educators into the classroom. Delawareans can help students and educators return safely by staying vigilant. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Keep your distance from those outside your household. Get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.”

The school pop-up testing locations will use Curative tests (saliva-based oral swabs). Delawareans can register for the pop-up tests at delaware.curativeinc.com. Test results are generally available 48-72 hours after Curative receives the test.

While many of the pop-up testing locations are aimed for students and school communities, members of the public can also register for a test at the school locations.

The State of Delaware has a variety of testing options available for Delawareans:

  • Nasal Swab Tests (front-of-the-nostril swab) – Available at select Walgreens and Public Health Clinic permanent testing sites. Additional health care provider testing sites may offer deep nasal swab testing.
  • Curative Tests (saliva-based oral swab) – Available at pop-up school and community testing locations and select State Service Center permanent testing sites. 
  • At-home tests (saliva collection) – Available for Delawareans residents, especially for Delawareans over the age of 60, those in high-risk groups, and anyone who has been in a large gathering. 

Delawareans over the age of 18 are encouraged to download COVID Alert DE, Delaware’s free exposure notification app to help protect your neighbors while ensuring your privacy. Download on the App Store or Google Play

Anyone with a question about COVID-19, whether related to medical or social service needs, should call Delaware 2-1-1. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Questions can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.  

Report a business for COVID-19 non-compliance using this form.  

DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.  

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Governor Carney Announces Updates to Statewide Testing Sites

Protect your loved ones: know your status, get tested today

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) on Friday announced updates to the State of Delaware’s testing strategy, expanding access to free COVID-19 statewide and providing consistent options for Delawareans to get tested.

The State of Delaware will shift COVID-19 testing from mobile to fixed sites beginning Monday, September 14, 2020.  The transition to more permanent, fixed testing sites will expand testing opportunities and provide more testing locations across the state.

Testing sites will be located in several areas throughout Delaware, and include eight (8) drive-through Walgreens locations (five of them newly added), five (5) State Service Center sites; and six (6) Public Health clinics. Testing services will be offered five to seven days per week, depending on the location.

View the new fixed testing site locations by county.

Find COVID-19 testing sites statewide.

“Delaware has one of the most effective COVID-19 testing programs in the country, and these updates to our statewide plan will make testing even more accessible for all Delawareans,” said Governor Carney. “The fact is, testing for COVID-19 is the best way to track the spread of this virus across our state and country. It’s also the way we contain potential outbreaks. Please consider getting a free test by visiting de.gov/gettested.”

“We are committed to providing easy access to testing for all,” said A.J. Schall, Director of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency. “This move provides consistent sites across the state, expanded hours, and an in-home option to make sure everyone has access to testing.”

Testing, identifying positive cases, and making contact with close contacts of those individuals is crucial to help prevent further transmission in the community.

“We continue to see community spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 throughout the state. That is why it is so important that consistent, stable testing availability continues to be available to Delawareans when and where they need it, regardless of symptoms or insurance,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health. “We will continue to encourage testing for individuals, especially those who have come in close contact with a positive case and those with frequent or high-risk contact with others.”

The full list of testing locations, hours, and registration options will continue to be available on Delaware’s COVID-19 website at de.gov/gettested.

Registration varies by the venue, but Walgreens sites do not require advanced registration. Individuals can register in advance for testing at the State Service Center locations at Delaware.curativeinc.com while appointments at Public Health clinics can be made by calling the listed phone numbers. The list of the new fixed testing site locations by county can be viewed here.

All testing is free of charge with results expected in 48-72 hours.  Types of tests vary by location but include saliva-based tests and swabs that swab just inside the nostrils.

In addition to these state-supported fixed testing sites, COVID-19 testing continues to be available through most Delaware hospitals, private labs, primary care providers, some urgent care centers,  and Federally Qualified Health Centers for vulnerable populations. The State of Delaware also expanded options for COVID-19 detection through an at-home testing. Click here to learn more about the at-home testing option.

Anyone with a question about COVID-19, whether related to medical or social service needs, should call Delaware 2-1-1. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Questions can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.

Report a business for COVID-19 non-compliance using this form

DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus

 

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State to Begin Coronavirus Testing at Wilmington High-Rise Buildings on June 2

NEW CASTLE (June 1, 2020) – As a way to reach vulnerable populations, the State of Delaware will begin coronavirus testing at 10 Wilmington high-rise buildings on Tuesday, June 2, with the bulk of the testing being conducted by the Division of Public Health starting Wednesday, June 3.

On Tuesday, June 2, the State, in partnership with the Wilmington Housing Authority, Westside Family Healthcare and the Saint Francis LIFE Center will provide viral tests to seniors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and distribute care kits and educational materials at Baynard Apartments, 309 W. 18th St.

Then beginning on Wednesday, June 3, 20-person teams, including members of Delaware’s Medical Reserve Corps and the Delaware Association of Physician Assistants, will go door-to-door at a total of nine high-rise buildings over three separate days. At each location, there will be a Division of Public Health lead. The medical providers will bring nasal swab testing to people who typically may not be able to leave their homes.

This testing is being done in partnership with the City of Wilmington, the Delaware Medical Reserve Corps, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency and the Delaware Association of Physician Assistants.

“We know that seniors and low-income communities in our state are experiencing disproportionate rates of coronavirus infection,” said Dr. Kara Odom Walker, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and a practicing family physician. “Meeting communities where they are through this targeted testing in Wilmington’s high-rises will help us identify individuals who are positive for COVID-19, provide them with the supports and resources they need to isolate from others, and, ultimately, slow the transmission of this disease.”

“We are on a mission in Wilmington to protect each other from COVID-19 and to keep the virus from spreading,” said Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki. “The State has been providing invaluable guidance to us since the start of the pandemic in Delaware and we appreciate these additional efforts to reach our City’s most vulnerable population through more and more testing.”

“From the start of this health crisis, Wilmington City Council has been expressing the need for more testing locations here in the city for our most vulnerable populations,” said Wilmington City Council President Hanifa Shabazz. “I am so glad that we have been able to work with partners to provide this much-needed service. “

The schedule for the Division of Public Health testing is:

Wednesday, June 3: Terry Apartments, 2400 N. Broom St.; Park View Apartments, 1800 N. Broom St.; and Compton Towers/Apartments, 325 E. Fifth St.

Thursday, June 4: Windsor Apartments, 500 N. Walnut St.; Ingleside Apartments, 1005 N. Franklin St.; and Luther Towners II, 1420 N. Franklin St.

Monday, June 8: Luther Towers I, 1201 N. Harrison St.; Lincoln Towers, 1800 N. DuPont St.; and The Antonian, 1701 W. 10th St.

On May 8, Governor John Carney announced a significant statewide expansion of Delaware’s community-based testing program, conducting 80,000 tests per month. The State of Delaware is prioritizing testing under the program for:

  • Any symptomatic individual.
  • Anyone with known exposure to COVID-19.
  • Vulnerable Delaware populations, including elderly Delawareans and members of low-income communities.
  • Certain front-line essential workers.

For more information on Delaware’s testing program, including a testing calendar, go to:
https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing/

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