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County Spotlights
New Castle County vehicles join #TeamMASK to educate public
New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer joined Carvertise CEO Mac Macleod to announce a new partnership between the companies focused on educating the public on the importance of mask use to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The #TeamMASK campaign will feature decals with information on where residents can get resources devoted to the pandemic. Vehicles will also wear masks themselves after extensive research and development by Carvertise to find the right material to promote air flow and hold up durably on County vehicles. To see a full video of the dedication ceremony, CLICK HERE.
Testing efforts continue, July closes with thousands of tests
New Castle County tested over 5,000 individuals in the last 10 days of July and identified 95 positive cases among them. Testing remains our most vital tool in the fight against COVID-19 and New Castle County remains committed to making as many tests as possible available to those who want them and testing sites are being offered more frequently in the evenings to help those returning to work. Any New Castle County resident can get tested regardless of symptoms and tests are quick, easy and painless. Walk-up sites are also now available each week. To register for testing at one of the county's sites, CLICK HERE.
County's BioBot testing effort featured in "Nature"
New Castle County's wastewater testing effort is featured in the latest edition of "Nature," one of the leading scientific journals in the world for environmental and natural research. The wastewater monitoring process has been used for decades to track everything from the spread of Polio to opioid abuse. By using wastewater to track COVID-19, we can better understand where testing resources are needed, and where potential larger outbreaks are soon to pop up. This information has helped guide New Castle County's testing and resouce effort. To read the full story as it appeared in Nature Magazine, CLICK HERE.
Vice News covers New Castle County's BioBot testing effort
Vice News joined a growing list of national media outlets, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Vox and The Associated Press in covering New Castle County's wastewater testing effort with BioBot. A crew from Vice visited the county to tour the environmental lab where samples are packaged and sent to BioBot, pump stations where samples are collected and the wastewater treatment facility in Delaware City. The story aired on July 29 on ViceTV, but if you didn't get a chance to see it, you can still find the piece online. To watch the feature, CLICK HERE and skip to minute 14.
Find The Most Current And Upcoming
Meetings & Events
Thursday, August 6th
COVID-19 Testing at Kirk Middle School
COVID-19 Testing at Latin American Community Center (Walk-up Only)
Summer Concert Series at Glasgow Park

Friday, August 7th
COVID-19 Testing at Seeds of Greatness Ministries
COVID-19 Testing at Elbert Park (Walk-up only)

Saturday, August 8th
COVID-19 Testing at Father Tucker Park (Walk-up only)
COVID-19 Testing at East Side Charter School (Walk-up only)

Monday, 10th
COVID-19 Testing at Middletown High School
COVID-19 Testing at P.S. duPont Middle School (Walk-up only)

Testing start times vary by site, visit delaware.curativeinc.com for each site time.
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New Castle County In The News
New Castle County rejected its Black students. Now the county will help tell the story (Delaware Online)

New Castle County's Safety Town goes virtual (WDEL)

Middletown library slated to open in 2022, to feature sleek, environmental-friendly design (Delaware Online)

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