State announces drive-through testing events for Dover, Middletown


The State of Delaware will be holding two drive-through COVID-19 testing events on Thursday and Sunday south of the C&D Canal that are not within hotspot areas for the virus.

The focus in recent weeks has been on areas of Sussex County and northern Delaware.

Testing is also available at a few Rite-Aid stores by appointment.

The tests couldfurther assess the prevalence of the virus. A higher percentage of negative tests could give the state more confidence in decisions to reopen businesses and activities.

One test will mark the first use of the state’s inspection lanes for testing and will take place over Memorial Day weekend.

The state is receiving a quarter of million test kits at a reported cost of $30 million. The kits will allow testing of the general population, minus previous restrictions that often required a doctor’s note:

  • Thursday, May 21,Middletown High School,120 Silver Lake Rd, Middletown.Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 24, Dover DMV,303 Transportation Cir, Dover.Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Rite Aid adds appointment-only COVID-19. testing sites in Bear, Millsboro and Wilmington

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