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The purpose of this plan is to establish a seamless system to meet the COVID-19 testing needs of Delawareans. The plan should decrease barriers to testing and provide timely access irrespective of social and geographic circumstances.
Standing Health Facility Test Sites – Many of the health systems in Delaware have already established test sites that are operating multiple days per week. We would encourage all health systems to establish a site. These sites only test individuals who have been evaluated by a provider and have COVID-19 compatible symptoms. An order or prescription from a health care provider is required. A list of testing locations and will be provided to health care providers soon.
|Hospitalized patients with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) and no other explanation for symptoms (e.g., influenza or other respiratory pathogen for the purpose of infection control)||Conservation of PPE and other supplies/infrastructure|
|Symptomatic staff in health care and other facilities serving high-risk populations||Safe workforce for staff, patients, and other high-risk populations|
|Critically ill patients||Timely results for management of care|
|Potential outbreaks in health care and residential facilities and other high-risk settings (e.g., dialysis centers, cancer centers, child care facilities, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, etc.)||Timely identification and infection control within these settings|
Due to the dynamic nature of information which continues to emerge about the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, this information is subject to change.
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