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One Of Thursday’s COVID-19 Testing Sites Canceled Due To Weather

New Castle, DE – New Castle County, in partnership with the State of Delaware and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, announced a second round of free COVID-19 testing sites for Wilmington, Middletown, New Castle, and Newark. The sites, along with others in Kent and Sussex Counties, will help reach Governor John Carney’s goal of testing 80,000 Delawareans per month for the novel coronavirus. Test locations were selected with input from a number of sources including doctors, epidemiologists, non-profits, faith based and community leaders.

All testing sites are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the exception of Frawley Stadium on Friday afternoon from 2-6 p.m.

“We received great feedback from the community on the operation so far,” County Executive Meyer said. “We have been able to collect more than 2,000 samples in just one week of testing, and we are looking forward to expanding our research to other areas of New Castle County to help defeat COVID-19.”

The tests, which were introduced to state public health officials by County Executive Meyer, are self-administered oral swabs, provided by Curative. Participants swab the inside of their mouth, drop the swab into the tube, and drop off the package on their way out of the parking lot. The whole process takes less than 10 minutes, and even less if subjects are pre-registered. Participants do not need to have symptoms to receive the test.

Test results are expected back to participants in 24-48 hours via email.

To pre-register for any of the testing sites in Delaware, guests can visit https://delaware.curativeinc.com/welcome

The initial list of the locations for upcoming testing sites are here and more will be added in the future.

LOCATION ADDRESS DATE

Monday, June 8 – Baltz Elementary School 1500 Spruce Street, Wilmington (Completed)

Monday, June 8 – New Castle B&G Clubs 19 Lambsom Lane, New Castle (Completed)

Wednesday, June 10 – Stanton Middle School 1800 Limestone Road, Wilmington (Completed)

Wednesday, June 10 – Leasure Elementary School 1015 Church Road, Newark (Completed)

Thursday, June 11 – Conrad School of Sciences 201 Jackson Avenue, Wilmington

Thursday, June 11 – Wilmington University 320 North DuPont Highway, New Castle  (Canceled due to weather)

Friday, June 12 – Redding Middle School 201 New Street, Middletown

Friday, June 12** – Frawley Stadium 801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington

Saturday, June 13 – Shue Medill School 1500 Capitol Trail, Newark

Saturday, June 13 – Wilmington University Brandywine 10 Beaver Valley Road, Wilmington

*all testing sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

**Frawley Stadium testing takes place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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