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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 free-standing 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 and was rated by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With the unique CareVio data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care. Learn how ChristianaCare delivers greater quality and value at https://christianacare.org.