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Wilm­ing­ton: The state now has 19 per­ma­nent COVID-19 test­ing sites. But some res­i­dents fear that if a plan is not in place to keep some of the test­ing sites in the low-in­come and di­verse com­mu­ni­ties they now serve, those who have been dis­pro­por­tion­ately af­fected by COVID-19 will find it even more dif­fi­cult to seek test­ing. “His­tor­i­cally and cur­rently, African Amer­i­can com­mu­ni­ties have a deep dis­trust of med­i­cal in­sti­tu­tions,” said Aaron Bass, CEO of East­Side Char­ter School in Wilm­ing­ton, which hosts a com­munity test­ing site. But Bass doesn’t know if the test­ing site will re­main past Oc­to­ber, as the state has given mixed mes­sages.


Cars line a street in Wilm­ing­ton, Del., for COVID-19 test­ing.

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