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Testing in Delaware
Testing in Delaware

With Delaware posting another record number of COVID-19 cases Thursday and worries that could mean critical cases overwhelm hospitals down the line, the state wants anyone and everyone to be tested.

“Testing helps us track the spread of COVID-19 and monitor for potential outbreaks, but it’s not an excuse to ignore the basic health precautions,” Gov. John Carney said in a press release.

Thursday’s positive cases totaled 754.

Carney on Thursday also announced he was issuing another stay at home order, asked people to wear masks in their own home with others from outside who might be visiting, told schools to go to online learning after Dec. 14 and said sports competitions could not take place between Dec. 14 and Jan. 11 but practices could continue for winter sports. That deadline allowed time for football and other sports to finish their playoffs.

Testing is free at all sites. The type of testing differs at various sites, but most drive-thru and pop-ups use mouth swabs. Results generally come in about 48 hours.

This list of sites includes both state and New Castle County sites. It does not include the state’s permanent sites.

To reserve a spot, go to de.gov/gettested. If the slots are full and you want a test, go anyway. Every site stocks extra tests and few people have been turned away. In case of bad weather, check the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ social media accounts  for updates.

New Castle County

  • Monday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Elsmere Library (30 Spruce Ave., Wilmington)
  • Monday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Frawley Stadium (801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: UD Laird Campus, Lot 6 (David Hollowell Drive, Newark)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.: William Penn High School (713 E Basin Road, New Castle)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Walk up only): Father Tucker Park (1801 Howland St., Wilmington)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9 from Noon – 4 p.m.: ChristianaCare Wilmington Hospital, 601 Parking Lot (601 Delaware Ave., Wilmington)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Biblical Mission of Covenant Church of God (60 Fir Ave, Bear)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Victory Christian Fellowship (100 Wilton Blvd. No.3978, New Castle)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Middletown High School (120 Silver Lake Road, Middletown)
  • Thursday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: P.S. duPont Middle School (701 W 34th St., Wilmington)
  • Thursday, Dec. 10 from 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Walk up only): East Side Charter School (3000 N. Claymont St.. Wilmington)
  • Friday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Warner Elementary (801 W 18th St., Wilmington)
  • Friday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Delaware Park (777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington)
  • Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Living Grace Worship Cathedral (100 West Green St., Middletown)
  • Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: New Castle County Government Center (87 Reads Way, New Castle)
  • Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: University of Delaware STAR Campus (540 S College Ave., Newark)

Kent County

  • Monday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Bethel AME Smyrna (229 E Commerce St., Smyrna)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Camden-Wyoming Fire Co. (200 E Camden Wyoming Ave, Camden)
  • Thursday, Dec. 10 from Noon – 8 p.m.: Whatcoat UMC Dover (341 Saulsbury Road, Dover)
  • Friday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Harrington Fire Department (20 Clark St, Harrington)
  • Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Mt. Zion AME Dover (101 N Queen St., Dover)

Sussex County

  • Monday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Rehoboth City Hall (229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach)
  • Monday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Woodbridge Middle School (307 S Laws St., Bridgeville)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Ellendale Fire Department (302 Main St., Ellendale)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Laurel Elementary School (815 South, N Central Ave., Laurel)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Indian River High School (29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Woodbridge Early Childhood Education Center (400 Governors Ave., Greenwood)
  • Thursday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Lewes Fire Department, Station 2 (32198 Janice Road, Lewes)
  • Thursday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Delaware Tech Owens (21179 College Drive, Georgetown)
  • Friday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: La Red Seaford (300 High St., Seaford)
  • Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Delmar Haitian Church of the Nazarene (36926 Hide Away Lane, Delmar)

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