3/20/2020 - Darien Testing Site For COVID-19

For Immediate Release
Town of Darien Announces New Location of Temporary COVID-19 Testing Location
March 20, 2020


The Town of Darien, in cooperation with the Darien Public Schools, is pleased to announce the establishment of a drive-through COVID-19 test site managed by Murphy Medical Associates.
Testing will be offered from 1:00-4:00pm beginning Monday, March 23, at the Darien High School, 80 High School Lane. Testing will be offered each Monday until further notice. Additional testing times will be considered as demand requires.
It is important to note that those who want to be tested MUST BE PRE-SCREENED and HAVE A PRE-SET APPOINTMENT approved by the testing organization.
Testing is only being offered to those who have doctor’s orders and are approved through an on-line screening process at Those who arrive to the site without an appointment will be turned away.
Please be aware that results from screening will not be immediately available as specimens need to be sent to a laboratory for testing. There may be up to a four-day period between testing and receiving your results.
According to Darien Health Director David Knauf, “when the original Pandemic Flu Plan was developed for the Town, the Darien High School was selected as the site where any necessary vaccines or medications would be provided to the public. The location is relatively isolated from residential areas and the traffic flow can be readily controlled to maintain security. The proposed coronavirus drive-through test site at this location is a logical extension of that plan and makes good public health sense. This activity poses no risk to the public at large or the property itself due to the nature of the operation.” Drive thru testing will be performed outside. No access to the high school facility will be permitted.
For questions, please contact Murphy Medical Associates directly at (203)658-6051 or visit their website at