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    Covid-19 Testing and Treatment

    You should get tested for COVID-19 especially if you have symptoms or were exposed to someone with COVID-19. Testing can also be useful if you are planning to attend any indoor gatherings. Read on...
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    COVID-19 Vaccine Information

    Click here for details on COVID-19 vaccination. Read on...


Schuyler County Public Health is working closely with County Administration, elected officials, and community partners, including Cayuga Health System, Arnot Health, and other healthcare providers and following guidance from the CDC and NYSDOH. The health and well-being of our community is our top priority. New York State is no longer providing contract tracing and our department will be focusing Covid response efforts on community surveillance. This includes monitoring outbreaks and increased severity of illness so information can be provided to the community timely. 

Remember that this virus can spread rapidly if given the chance. Please take care of yourself, your loved ones, and our community. We ask that everyone remain vigilant, stay home if you are sick, test if needed and take advantage of oral treatments that are now widely available. The best defense we have remains vaccination. Vaccines are available at all local pharmacies (call ahead) and at Public Health Clinics.

Local COVID-19 Data

While we are no longer providing COVID updates via our social media or GIS dashboard, you can still view National, State, and County-level COVID data (such as hospitalizations, deaths, vaccination rates, etc.) using the following:

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I tested positive for COVID or was exposed to someone with COVID?

Use the following tool to figure out what to do. You can also click here for CDC's webpage on Isolation and Quarantine.

Please note:

  • If you tested positive for COVID or were exposed to COVID, most people will not receive a phone call from NYS or Public Health.
  • You will be self-responsible to print off your Affirmation of Isolation or Affirmation of Quarantine form if you need one for your employer / school or for the New York Paid Family Leave for COVID-19. You can print / download a copy of the form to your phone / computer for your records and to give to your employer / school, if needed.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or worsen, please call your Healthcare Provider. If you develop emergency warning signs of COVID, get medical attention immediately. Call 911 if you have a medical emergency.
    • Emergency warning signs may include:
      • Trouble breathing
      • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
      • New confusion
      • Inability to wake or stay awake
      • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone.
  • Additional isolation and quarantine resources and information
    • For the NYSDOH Isolation and Quarantine Guidance, click here.
      • To view the guidance in a simplified table format, click here.
    • Please remember, if you get a phone call or text message that asks for your banking or credit card information or your Social Security number – DELETE IT – we NEVER ask for that type of information.

How can I get tested for COVID?

You should get tested for COVID-19 especially if you have symptoms or were exposed to someone with COVID-19. Testing can also be useful if you are planning to attend any indoor gatherings. To find testing locations click herePlease note: If you are looking for your COVID test results, follow up with the testing site where you were tested. At-home COVID tests are also available at stores in our area.

Remember to check with your insurance provider and the testing site as some locations may charge a fee for testing.

If your test comes back positive, please review the directions in the "What should I do if I test positive?" section.

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Last updated 03/25/22 dd