Coronavirus testing on STAR Campus draws 1,056


blankOn Wednesday, the Delaware National Guard joined the Delaware Emergency Management Agency at a drive-thru testing site for coronavirus on the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus in Newark. About 30 National Guard soldiers and airmen supported saliva-based testing for 1,056 people at the STAR Campus location.

In this photo, senior Airman Raelyn Blevins, an aerospace medical technician with the Delaware Air National Guard’s 142nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, high-fives Sgt. Zell Flamer, a small arms/artillery repairer with the Delaware Army National Guard’s 262nd Component Repair Company.

Turnout for the testing even well above the 400 reported at an earlier STAR Campus testing event at the end of May. Signs have been pointing to a higher number of cases of the virus. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Brendan Mackie)

The Guard also deployed to Dewey Beach to test hospitality workers. Coastal Sussex County has seen an outbreak of Covid-19, with restaurant workers, lifeguards and others testing positive.

Guard leads Dewey Beach Covid-19 testing program

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