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State of Delaware Announces School Testing Locations

October 2, 2020

Pop-up testing locations at schools to prepare for in-person learning 

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Friday announced pop-up school testing locations [] as many schools prepare to return to school for in-person learning as part of their hybrid return-to-school plan.

View calendar of pop-up testing locations for students and families. []

View calendar of current pop-up, permanent and other available testing locations. []

“Our goal is to get more Delaware children into school for in-person learning – especially our youngest learners and disadvantaged children who need in-person instruction the most,” said Governor Carney. “These pop-up testing locations will help us safely bring back students and educators into the classroom. Delawareans can help students and educators return safely by staying vigilant. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Keep your distance from those outside your household. Get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.”

File Photo: Delaware Governor JOHN CARNEY answers questions regarding Delaware’s response to coronavirus disease during a press briefing in the auditorium Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020, at Carvel State Office building in Wilmington, DE. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The school pop-up testing locations will use Curative tests (saliva-based oral swabs). Delawareans can register for the pop-up tests at []. Test results are generally available 48-72 hours after Curative receives the test.

While many of the pop-up testing locations are aimed at students and school communities, members of the public can also register for a test at the school locations.

The State of Delaware has a variety of testing options available for Delawareans:

  • Nasal Swab Tests [] (front-of-the-nostril swab) – Available at select Walgreens and Public Health Clinic permanent testing sites. Additional health care provider testing sites may offer deep nasal swab testing.
  • Curative Tests [] (saliva-based oral swab) – Available at pop-up school and community testing locations and select State Service Center permanent testing sites. 
  • At-home tests [] (saliva collection) – Available for Delawarean’s residents, especially for Delawareans over the age of 60, those in high-risk groups, and anyone who has been in a large gathering. 

Delawareans over the age of 18 are encouraged to download COVID Alert DE [], Delaware’s free exposure notification app to help protect your neighbors while ensuring your privacy. Download on the App Store [] or Google Play []

 Anyone with a question about COVID-19, whether related to medical or social service needs, should call Delaware 2-1-1. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

 Questions can also be submitted by email at  

 Report a business for COVID-19 non-compliance using this form [].  

 DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to []