2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID_Virus 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus that can spread from person to person. Being vaccinated and boosted is your best line of defense against severe COVID-19 illness. Get vaccinated. Get boosted. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and get tested.

Make sure you follow local laws, rules, regulations or guidance. For CDC prevention recommendations, check your community level here.

  • Vaccination
  • Isolation, Quarantine, Contact Tracing and Return to Work/School
  • What to do if you test positive for COVID-19, or were exposed to someone who has COVID-19
    • Although reporting positive self-tests in not required by NYSDOH, Niagara County Department of Health encourages submission of positive results on our online reporting form. You may receive a text from NYSDOH confirming receipt of your result, but no further contact tracing will occur from NYSDOH or Niagara County. This information helps us track the spread of COVID-19 in our community and target preventative measures including distribution of self-test kits, coordination with schools, and scheduling vaccination clinics.
    • NYS Recommendations
    • Click here to submit a positive self-test result
  • Testing Information
  • COVID-19 Data Resources
  • Prevent Spread Of COVID
    • Prevent Getting Sick: Wash your hands often, put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who do not live in your household, cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, cover coughs and sneezes, clean and disinfect, and monitor your health daily.
  • Information for Businesses

Volunteer with Niagara County Department of Health:  Medical Reserve Corps

Additional Resources:

NYS Novel Coronavirus Hotline (Questions & Testing): 1-888-364-3065
NY State Info on Coronavirus: NYSDOH
CDC: Guidance and More: CDC Guidance

New York State Department of Health regulates hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home care and hospice. If you have a question or a complaint about a health care facility, call the New York State Department of Health at:

Hospitals: (800) 804-5447

Nursing Homes: (888) 201-4563

Home Care and Hospice: (800) 628-5972

Adult Care and Assisted Living: (866) 893-6772

Crisis Services

If you or someone you know is experiencing mental or emotional distress, including thoughts or plans of suicide or harm to others, call the Niagara County Crisis Services 24-Hour phone line at (716) 285-3515 for free, confidential support, information, and referral. If it's an emergency situation, please call 911. There is Help - There is Hope.

Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.

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