Testing sites are open this week in Wilmington, New Castle County and Delaware, with additional sites expected as kids begin to return to schools.
The state will offer testing sites within each district a week to 10 days before the schools open, state officials have said. Those sites will usually be a high school. Testing there is open to all the community, not just students or teachers.
The state also hopes this month to expand its testing-by-mail program — now focusing only on teachers — to those who are older or don’t have transportation, said A.J. Schall Jr., director of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency. He also said last week that five more Walgreens are expected to offer testing soon, and that the state is negotiating to buy portable machines that can confirm a test in 15 minutes.
Testing is free. Residents are asked to pre-register at many sites, but all sites stock extra tests because they expect walk-ups and last-minute needs. If you need to be tested, come for a test even if the registration site says it is full, health officials say.
Here is where testing is this week in Wilmington:
- Tuesday, Sept. 1: P.S. DuPont Middle School, 701 West 34th Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register in advance at delaware.curativeinc.com
- Tuesday, Sept. 1: Kingswood Community Center, 2300 Bowers Street, 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Appointment recommended. Call 302-428-6586.
- Wednesday, Sept. 2: Kosciuszko Park, 601 South Franklin Street, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Walk-Up Only) Register in advance at delaware.curativeinc.com
- Wednesday, Sept. 2: Frawley Stadium north parking lot, Frawley Road and Shipyard Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Drive-Thru/Walk-Up) Register in advance at delaware.curativeinc.com
- Thursday, Sept. 3: Kingswood Community Center, 2300 Bowers Street, 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Appointment recommended. Call 302-428-6586.
To check if a Wilmington location has changed due to inclement weather, please call 302.395.5659.
This is where to find additional testing sites in New Castle County. It had 10 listed this week.
This is where to find additional testing sites around the state of Delaware.