COVID-19 – TESTING

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To schedule a COVID-19 testing appointment at the Erie County Health Department and Community Health Center, please call 567-867-5174.

COVID-19 TEST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I tested positive for COVID-19, now what?

Go home and wait to hear from your local health department. You will get a call from the health department in the county in which you live. It could take a few days for the health department to contact you.

  • Stay home for 5 days from symptom onset.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves without fever-reducing medications.

Contact your employer or school. Do not go to work or school until you meet the criteria listed above.

Contact your healthcare provider or seek care if needed.

Create a list of people you have been in contact with from 2 days prior to symptom onset to now. A close contact is someone you have been with for more than a total of 15 minutes, within 6 feet of each other.

Inform those on your close contact list that you have had a positive COVID-19 test. Ask them to quarantine themselves and to be on the lookout for a call from their local health department.

I got tested for COVID-19 and am waiting for my test results. What do I do?

Stay home and isolate yourself from other healthy individuals until you receive your test results from your healthcare provider.

​Contact your employer or school. Do not go to work or school while waiting for your test results.

Contact your healthcare provider or seek care if needed.

I have been exposed to COVID-19, now what?

View updated CDC Shortened Isolation & Quarantine Guidance for COVID-19 here.