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COVID testing site is coming to the Delaware City DMV

Sophia Schmidt
Delaware Public Media

With help from FEMA, Delaware is making COVID tests more accessible for residents.

Earlier this week, Gov. John Carney said the state was close to maxing out on COVID tests, and because of that, it had been working with FEMA on providing a mass testing location.

Testing will begin Monday at the Delaware City DMV, and that site will remain open until February 7.

It will be open six days a week and operate on evenings and weekends with Wednesdays being the one day there will be no testing because the DMV has regular evening business hours.

Appointments will be available on Monday from 2 pm to 8 pm with regular hours being 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Saturday hours will be 8 am until 4 pm, and Sundays will be 10 am to 4 pm.

To make an appointment just go to

The DMV is located at 2101 Mid County Drive, New Castle, Delaware.

The state is also advising residents to not go to ER for a COVID test. Many people not experiencing an emergency have been doing so since the demand is so high for COVID tests.

And state officials say if you’re feeling sick, stay home.

There are still fixed testing sites throughout the state at places like state service centers, public health clinics, and Walgreens drug stores.

Joe brings over 20 years of experience in news and radio to Delaware Public Media and the All Things Considered host position. He joined DPM in November 2019 as a reporter and fill-in ATC host after six years as a reporter and anchor at commercial radio stations in New Castle and Sussex Counties.