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.

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 Reccomendations
Click here to submit a positive self-test result

NCDOH Free Rapid Testing

Niagara County School COVID-19 Testing

Home test kits are a useful tool in addition to other testing resources in our community. Be sure to only use an FDA-approved home test.

FDA Approved Home Test Kits:

Below is a list of the tests currently approved by the FDA for use at home:

Positive Self-test/At-home Test Result:

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.

If you test positive on an at-home test, please submit your positive test here.

Positive Self-Test Submission Form

Immediately isolate yourself and read here for instructions about what you need to do next.

iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test FAQs

Testing is for any asymptomatic individuals and people who may have been exposed to COVID-19. NYSDOH recommends that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms seek testing at a primary care or urgent care location where they can be evaluated by a medical professional.

NOW OPEN:

Niagara County Community College Testing Site
Building G
3111 Saunders Settlement Road
Sanborn, NY 14132
Beginning Jan. 18, Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For additional information and locations of NYS Run Test Sites: COVID-19 Testing | Department of Health

ACTIVE CASES - COVID-19 Mapping Niagara County

Niagara County COVID-19 Case Mapping - CUMULATIVE

NYS Test Results Tracking By County

NY COVID-19 Early Warning Dashboard

NY Percentage Positive By County

NYS (School) COVID-19 Report Card

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.

Essential Business Request for PPE (i.e. masks, etc.)

NY Forward: Reopening of Business Guidance


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Additional Resources:

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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