Released: December 9, 2020
Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced that regional drive-thru and indoor walk-in testing clinics will be held in five counties throughout the state, including in Delaware County.
Over the past several weeks, there has been a rapid increase of positive case counts reaching record-high levels throughout the state, causing significant concern. Nearly all counties in the state now have a positivity-rate greater than five percent, which is alarming. Concerning counties, identified as those with percent positives above five percent, can be found on the Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard. Each county is being monitored as the state continues to examine all available data.
A drive-through testing site will be held Thursday, Dec. 10 through Monday, Dec. 14 from 9:00a.m- 6:00p.m. at Delaware County Community College (901 South Media Line Rd., Media, PA.)
Up to 450 patients can be tested per day. Mid-nasal passage swab PCR tests will be performed. Testing is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is free to all patients. Patients must be ages three and older and are not required to show symptoms of COVID-19 in order to be tested. No appointment is necessary. Patients are encouraged to bring a photo-ID or insurance card. Registration will be completed on-site.
The turnaround time for testing results is two to seven days after testing. Individuals who test positive will receive a phone call from AMI while individuals who test negative will receive a secured-PDF emailed to them from AMI. Those who have questions can call the Pennsylvania Health Hotline number 1-877-724-3258.
In addition to the PA Department of Health testing sites, the County is also holding COVID-19 testing this week and next week in Upland and at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.
COVID-19 testing information can be found here: www.delcopa.gov/testing