MAYVILLE – Drive-thru COVID-19 rapid testing will take place this week and next month in Chautauqua County.
The Chautauqua County Health Department says testing clinics will be held in the east parking lot off of Peacock Street at the county office building in Mayville.
Officials say residents will be swabbed and then may leave. Health Department staff will then run the tests, and contact patients with their results within two hours.
Symptomatic patients should plan to isolate until results are received, officials say.
This week, testing will take place Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Testing will also take place throughout the month of October on the following dates:
- October 6-8
- October 13-15
- October 20-22
- October 27-29
Testing, officials say, is free and available to anyone who makes an appointment.
Appointments can be made by calling 1-866-604-6789 during business hours, Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Over the weekend, 12 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Saturday and Sunday.
Last week, spots for the county’s first rapid testing site in Jamestown filled up in several hours with more than 60 people served.
The clinics are possible through collaboration with the Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services and the New York State Department of Health.