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The state wants people to get tested, and not to share Thanksgiving with anyone outside their home.
The state wants people to get tested, and not to share Thanksgiving with anyone outside their home.

 
 
With less than two weeks until Thanksgiving, Delaware next week will offer more than 30 drive-thru and pop-up testing sites to help people be sure they are not infected by the virus that causes COVID-19.
 
It’s also partnered with  Nemours Children’s Health System and other primary care health professionals to offer rapid tests for children, especially those in childcare or in-person school, in physician and clinic offices.
 
Delaware officials said Friday that primary care spots will use some of the more than 77,500 Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 point-of-care antigen cards. The state expects to receive a total of 290,000 tests. They can diagnose COVID-19 infection in as little as 15 minutes.
 
 
 
With the number of positive cases spiking and 465 new cases on Thursday alone, Delaware officials are asking people to double down on COVID-19 precautions such as wearing masks and social distancing, and also to not plan Thanksgiving gatherings with anyone outside of their house, even close family.
 
Health officials nationwide fear a huge surge in cases following holiday travel and Thanksgiving celebrations. 
 

Finding positive cases helps the state track down anyone who might have been exposed and stop them from infecting others.

Newark rapid tests

If you want a test fast — and free, like all other state sponsored testing — Newark Urgent Care is holding a two-day-around-the-clock Rapid COVID testing event from Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. through Thursday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. Results should be available within 20 minutes. It welcomes any asymptomatic person.

This is a walk-in event, but no appointment is needed. The rapid test uses a nasal swab sample.

The clinic is at 324 E. Main Street, Newark. It has arranged for extra parking to handle additional traffic volume, and there will be police on site to help direct the traffic.

The clinic will continue to see patients who come because of other illnesses and injuries routinely see there.

Any person who is having COVID symptoms and suspects they have it can be seen, but will be registered and billed as a regular patient.  If appropriate, rapid COVID test will be done and/or a  sample will be sent to LabCorp.

State testing

Here are the pop-up sites for testing the week of Monday, Nov. 16-Nov. 21. The state also offers permanent testing sites listed in graphics below. Results usually come in 1 to 3 days.
 

New Castle County 

  • Monday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Richardson Park Elementary (16 Idella Ave., Wilmington)
  • Monday, Nov. 16 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Walk up only): Mack Pack (W. 6th St. and N. Cleveland Ave. Wilmington)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: UD Laird Campus, Lot 6 (David Hollowell Drive, Newark)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Wilmington University Athletic Complex (1365 Pulaski Highway, Newark)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Walk up only): East Side Charter School (3000 N. Claymont St.. Wilmington)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Middletown High School (120 Silver Lake Road, Middletown)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Glasgow Park, Hermitage (U.S. 40, Newark)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington)
  • Thursday, Nov. 19 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.: The Bancroft School (700 North Lombard St., Wilmington)
  • Thursday, Nov. 19 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: St. Paul UAME (3114 N Market St., Wilmington)
  • Thursday, Nov. 19 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Frawley Stadium (801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington)
  • Thursday, Nov. 19 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington)
  • Friday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Stanton Middle School (1800 Limestone Road, Wilmington)
  • Friday, Nov. 20 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Seeds of Greatness Bible Church (828 Frenchtown Road E., New Castle)
  • Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: University of Delaware Star Campus (540 S College Ave., Newark)
  • Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: New Mount Olive Baptist Church (4412 Washington St., Wilmington) 

 

Kent County

  • Monday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Whatcoat UMC Dover (341 Saulsbury Road, Dover)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: New Beginnings AME (99 Jackson St,, Frederica)
  • Thursday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Camden-Wyoming Fire Company (200 E Camden Wyoming Ave,, Camden)
  • Friday, Nov, 20 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Woodbridge Early Childhood Education Center (400 Governors Ave., Greenwood) 

 

Sussex County

  • Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Laurel Elementary School (815 South, N Central Ave., Laurel)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Rehoboth City Hall (229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Seaford Middle School (500 East Stein Highway, Seaford)
  • Thursday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Delaware Tech Owens Campus (21179 College Drive, Georgetown)
  • Friday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: La Red Seaford (300 High St., Seaford) 
  • Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Mt. Zion AME Church (18211 Beach Highway, Ellendale)
  • Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Delmar Haitian Church of the Nazarene (36926 Hide Away Lane, Delmar)

 

Permanent testing sites

 

 

 

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