Sussex County COVID permanent testing sites, Sept. 14

Starting on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, the State of Delaware will transition to more permanent COVID-19 testing sites. Sussex County is starting with six locations, including West Fenwick, Rehoboth Beach and Georgetown and more. Testing will be offered in all counties, free of charge with results expected in 48-72 hours.

Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) have announced the list of community testing sites throughout Delaware this week. Testing locations listed below include pop-up and Curative trailer sites, as well as community sites hosted by New Castle County, St. Francis, Henrietta Johnson Medical Center.

“We are seeing an increase in positive COVID-19 cases here and Delaware and across the country,” said Carney. “We are less than two weeks away from Thanksgiving. It’s important you reconsider hosting in-person gatherings with people outside your immediate household. It’s also critical we continue to practice the basic public health measures that we know work to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

“Avoid gatherings with those outside your household. Keep wearing a mask in public. Wash or sanitize your hands frequently. Please consider getting a free test — whether you have symptoms or not. Testing for COVID-19 is the best way to track the spread of this virus and contain potential outbreaks.”

DEMA has coordinated community sites this week in addition to permanent testing sites at Walgreens and at various hospitals and healthcare locations. Delawareans can view a full list of COVID-19 testing locations and reserve a spot at de.gov/gettested.

Delawareans are being encouraged to check the Delaware Department of Health & Social Services’ social media accounts (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) for testing location updates due to inclement weather.

Sussex County pop-up testing locations for the week include:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Rehoboth City Hall (229 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach); and
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Delaware Tech Owens Campus (21179 College Drive, Georgetown), among others.

Anyone with a question about COVID-19, whether related to medical or social service needs, should call Delaware 211. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.

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