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.