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To be tested for the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), please call your primary care physician or the Erie County Health Department at 567-867-5174 to schedule an appointment.

 

COVID-19 Testing 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. Write down their names and contact information. 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?


If you got tested at the ECHD/ECCHC your test results will be available to you through Labcorp's patient portal within 2-5 days of the test. Please follow these easy steps to create an account and receive your test results. You may also print a copy of your results from the patient portal. Go to https://patient.labcorp.com Click on "Create an Account" Complete the "New Registration" information Create a password Submit verification code and follow the site's directions If you have a positive test result, you will be contacted by one of the Erie County Health Department Contact Tracers. If you DO NOT have symptoms, stay home until you receive your test results from your healthcare provider. If you DO have signs or symptoms, isolate yourself from other healthy individuals in your home for at least 5 days; 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 while waiting for your test results. 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. Write down their names and contact information.




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


If you: Have been boosted OR Completed the full series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the past 6 months OR Completed the full series of J&J vaccine within the past 2 months: -Wear a mask around others for 10 days. -Test on day 5, if possible. -If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home until symptoms resolve. If you: Completed the full series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted OR Completed the full series of J&J vaccine within over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR Are unvaccinated: -Stay home for 5 days. After that, continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days -Test on day 5, if possible. -If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home until symptoms resolve.