Home tests an option for those seeing no openings
Delaware plans to beef up its Covid-19 testing system, with a drive-thru, with the likely site being the Delaware City Division of Motor Vehicles center south of Bear-Glasgow.
State Emergency Director AJ Schall said at the Tuesday Covid-19 briefing that details of the drive-thru system are still being worked out. The site would open in late afternoon and the evening when the DMV operations close.
DMV centers have been used in the past for Covid-19 testing and vaccinations. Staffing such sites is difficult because many workers have returned to their health care jobs or are working at other testing or vaccination sites.
Federal staff have been requested to assist in testing.
Other testing options exist, according to Schall.
Due to the surge in Covid-19 cases, Delaware is now testing at a rate of 50,000 people a week, even with delays due to staff shortages and weather.
One option with room for growth is the home-based Vault system, which sends a test kit to an individual, with a turnaround time of nine hours from the receipt of the test.
Click here to sign up. The state site does not rule out delays due to demand.