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Mayor Purzycki Shares Announcement from County Executive Meyer About Additional COVID-19 Testing Sites, Including 3 in Wilmington

Post Date:06/12/2020 4:30 PM

Mayor Mike Purzycki today is pleased to share with Wilmington residents the following announcement from County Executive Matt Meyer about additional FREE COVID-19 testing sites in New Castle County, including three locations in the City. The dates and locations of these additional sites are included at the end of this release.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 12, 2020

County Executive Meyer announces additional COVID-19 testing sites in New Castle County; adds resource fairs at some locations
 
New Castle, DE – New Castle County, in partnership with the State of Delaware and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, announced a third week of free COVID-19 testing sites for Wilmington, Claymont, 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.
 
The County will also be adding a resource fair to sites that have the size to accommodate the additional services. Those sites are Howard High School (Monday, June 15), Frawley Stadium (Friday, June 19), Seeds of Greatness Ministries (Saturday, June 20), and Frawley Stadium (Friday, June 26). Additional resources include the Food Bank of Delaware, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County, United Way, 211, and more.
 
“We’re thankful for the community for coming out and getting tested,” County Executive Meyer said. “We’ve surpassed more than 5,000 test kits collected, and our neighbors know how important getting these tests are to the recovery of our communities.”
 
The tests, which were introduced to state public health officials by County Executive Meyer, are self-administered oral swabs (nothing up your nose), 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 within 72 hours via email.
 
To pre-register for any of the testing sites in Delaware, guests can visit https://delaware.curativeinc.com/welcome. While registration is not mandatory, it will save you time in line.
 
The list of testing sites for the following week are below:

DATE

LOCATION

ADDRESS

Mon., June 15,10-2 p.m.

Wilmington Univ. Athletic Complex

1365 Pulaski Highway, Newark

*Mon., June 15, 12-3:30 p.m.

Howard High School of Technology

401 E. 12th St. Wilmington

Wed., June 17, 10-2 p.m.

Claymont Elementary School

3401 Green St., Claymont

*Wed., June 17, 12-3:30 p.m.

Howard High School of Technology

401 E. 12th St. Wilmington

Thurs., June 18, 10-2 p.m.

First Alliance Church

2145 Graves Rd., Hockessin

*Thurs., June 18, 10-2 p.m.

Newark High School

750 E. Delaware Ave., Newark

Fri., June 19, 10-2 p.m.

Frawley Stadium

801 Shipyard Dr., Wilmington

Fri., June 19, 10-2 p.m.

Redding Middle School

201 New St., Middletown

*Sat., June 20, 11-3 p.m.

Seeds of Greatness Ministries

828 Frenchtown Rd., New Castle

Sat., June 20, 10-2 p.m.

North Star Elementary

1340 Little Balt. Rd., Hockessin

Fri., June 26, 10-2 p.m.

Frawley Stadium

801 Shipyard Dr., Wilmington

*Denotes community resource fair

COMMUNITY AND MEDIA INQUIRIES:

John Rago
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Communications
Mobile: (302) 420-7928
Email:jrago@WilmingtonDE.gov
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