County Unable To Test Visitors For COVID-19, Now Requiring Private Testing

Photo: Matt Hecht / U.S. Air National Guard

MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Health Department says they are not able to test travelers following New York State’s updated travel advisory requirements.

Health leaders say due to limited rapid testing supplies, travelers to Chautauqua County, or county residents returning from out of state, will need to check with their health care provider, or a private testing site, for availability, result turnaround time and cost.

Earlier this month, state leaders modified their COVID-19 travel advisory to now require all visitors to quarantine and test negative for the virus.

This replaced a 14-day quarantine that was in place for travelers from certain states.

During Friday’s COVID-19 update, 17 new cases of the virus were reported in Chautauqua County.

The Health Department says there are four new cases in Fredonia, three in Jamestown, two in Falconer, two in Cassadaga, and two in Dunkirk. There was also on case reported in both Frewsburg, Clymer, Dewittville and Silver Creek.

There are now 136 active cases, with 1,294 total and 1,143 recovered.


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