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Posted on: January 10, 2022

New At Home COVID Test Self-Reporting Form

Image with steps to take if you test positive on an at-home COVID test

If you are a Schuyler County resident and your at-home COVID test comes back positive, please fill out the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form by clicking here. If you do not have an email address, please call our office on the next business day (607-535-8140). The form can also be found linked on the main page of the Public Health website.

    • Please only submit the form ONCE, then check your email for further instructions.
    • If you tested positive at home AND at a testing facility, you DO NOT need to report your at-home test result as your other test will be reported to us by the test site. Just follow the other steps in the “What should I do if I test positive?” section.
    • After submitting the form you will be directed to the Affirmation of Isolation form. You will want to print / download this form for your records or to provide to your school / employer if needed. The form will serve as your Isolation Order and your Release Notice.

What should I do if I test positive?

Please note:

Steps to take if you tested positive

  1. Stay home for 5 days
    • From when your symptoms started, or if you don't have symptoms, stay home for 5 days from your test date.
    • Please note: If you are still having a fever at day 5, continue to stay home until you are fever-free for 24 hours.
  2. Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 more days
    • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your home.
    • Wear a well-fitting mask when around others, as you may still be contagious up until about 10 days after your symptoms started or you tested positive.
    • Please note: If you can't wear a mask or are moderately-severely immunocompromised, you should stay home for the full 10 days.
  3. Inform your employer / school and anyone you may have exposed
    • Refer the people you exposed to the "What should I do if I was exposed to COVID?" section on our website.
    • People with COVID are typically contagious for about 10 days after their symptoms start and the two days before their symptoms started.
    • People are most likely to get COVID from you if they were within 6 feet of you while you were contagious for 10+ minutes or if they spent a long time with you in the same room / enclosed space. This most likely would include:
      • People who live in your home with you
      • People you may have visited with
      • People you work with or attend school with
      • People who provide services to you in your home
  4. Print / download a copy to your phone / computer of the following Affirmation of Isolation form for your records and to give to your employer / school, if needed.

Report your positive at-home COVID test here...
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