New Castle, DE – New Castle County, in partnership with the State of Delaware and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, announced an initial slate of free COVID-19 testing sites. 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. New Castle County is home to more than 500,000 residents, over half of the state’s population. Test locations were selected with input from a number of sources including doctors, epidemiologists, non-profits, faith based and community leaders.
“Everyone should get tested for COVID-19, especially essentially employees and those with any symptoms,” County Executive Meyer said. “We know that those with no symptoms can spread this virus, and getting many more people tested is one key to supporting Governor Carney’s efforts and 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
Food Lion Parking Lot 4401 Governor Printz Boulevard Monday, June 1
Marbrook Elementary School 2101 Centerville Road Wednesday, June 3
Banning Park 102 Middleboro Road Thursday, June 4
Caanan Baptist Church 3011 New Castle Avenue Friday, June 5
Shiloh Baptist Church 215 W. 23rd Street Saturday, June 6
*all testing sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.