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.
If you tested positive for COVID, you should:
- 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 your fever goes away.
- 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.
- Please note: If you can't wear a mask or are moderately-severely immunocompromised, you should stay home for the full 10 days.
- Inform your employer / school and anyone you may have exposed
- 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
- Spent a long time with you in the same room / enclosed space
Click here for detailed information from the CDC on What to Do If You Are Sick.