Before You Throw Out “Expired” Tests: Check FDA’s website to see if your COVID-19 tests’ expiration dates have been extended.


Testing options for COVID-19 are readily available throughout our community. Please look below for more information about testing and for free, easy-to-use testing locators.

No-Cost COVID-19 Testing

Insurance providers will no longer be required to waive costs or provide free COVID-19 tests. CDC’s No Cost COVID-19 Testing Locator can help people find current community and pharmacy partners participating in the Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) program.

Start Your Search

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More Testing Information

The CDC also offers information about at-home testing options, “Test to Treat” locations, signs and symptoms to look out for and much more.

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Who should get tested?

While everyone can get tested (whether you have symptoms or not) not everyone needs to. However, if you meet any of these criteria you definitely should. Under these criteria, you should also self-quarantine/isolate at home as you wait for your results, and follow the advice of your health care provider or public health professional.

  • Anyone who has symptoms
  • Everyone 5 days after being exposed to someone confirmed to have COVID-19
  • Anyone preparing to attend a large gathering (1-2 days prior)
  • If you have symptoms and get a negative test result, take another test 2 days later. There are also other viruses going around, including influenza and RSV, so even if your COVID-19 test result is negative, it could be something else. So if you are sick, stay home.

Who Else?

  • People in certain higher-risk jobs (health care, first responder, corrections, long-term care) are recommended to get tested on a regular schedule getting tested on a regular basis.
  • If you are traveling or, are returning from travel outside the U.S. Review the CDC’s recommendations on when it is not appropriate to travel here.
Learn more about testing options based on why you need a COVID-19 test by viewing the 2023 COVID-19 Testing Decision Tree Document.

Tested Positive? Get Treatment.

If you test positive for COVID-19, and especially if you are more likely to get very sick from the virus, treatments are available that can reduce your chances of being hospitalized or dying from the disease.

Learn More About Treatment Options

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Stats on COVID-19

For more data on Delaware COVID-19 cases including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community