Delaware Governor John Carney has announced statewide partnerships that will allow for significant expansion of COVID-19 testing.
The new testing program will allow the state to conduct 80,000 tests monthly, which is four times more than the current level of testing in the state.
Governor Carney said “We know that widespread community testing needs to be in place before we can safely reopen our economy.” He continued “Finding a reliable supply of reliable tests have been a serious challenge, but we’ve put a plan in place that gets us to the starting line.”
The state purchased 200,000 saliva-based tests from Curative, a Los Angeles-based testing company that has supplied tests to Los Angeles and Atlanta.
The state will also alter its testing prioritization for symptomatic individuals, those with known exposure to the virus, vulnerable populations and certain frontline essential workers.