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WHAT: ChristianaCare will offer people with symptoms of coronavirus an opportunity to get drive-through testing. The event is for people who have symptoms consistent with the coronavirus, which include flu-like symptoms including fever, cough or shortness of breath. Testing is not recommended for people who have no symptoms. The tests will be provided at no charge. Test results will be available within two to five days.
WHEN: Friday, March 13th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Parking lot at 601 S. Madison St. in Wilmington, across from Penn Cinema at the Riverfront. The parking lot is accessible from Beech Street.
WHY: This event is to protect the community, mitigate the spread of coronavirus, and reduce demands on emergency departments as Delaware experiences its first confirmed cases of coronavirus. ChristianaCare would like to remind Delawareans that testing for coronavirus disease is not recommended for individuals who do not have any symptoms of illness. Individuals who have severe symptoms should call their doctor. People with questions about coronavirus may call the Division of Public Health’s Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-408-1899 or TTY at 1-800-232-5460 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or e-mail DPHCall@delaware.gov.
MEDIA: Journalists who would like to attend can contact ChristianaCare’s Senior Manager of Media Relations Hiran Ratnayake at (302) 327-3327 or (302) 299-3562 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of primary care and outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a freestanding emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute.
ChristianaCare is nationally recognized as a great place to work, rated by Forbes as the 5th best health system to work for in the United States and by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is rated by HealthGrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and other national quality ratings. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With its groundbreaking Center for Virtual Health and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.