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.
- 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
- Essential Business Request for PPE (i.e. masks, etc.) | firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.