County Announces Upcoming COVID Testing Schedule
Written by Dan Fischer on January 19, 2021
Genesee County announced a new schedule for free drive-thru COVID-19 self-administered rapid testing for residents who are asymptomatic (no symptoms, not feeling sick, etc.).
Free testing will be available on Tuesday, January 19th and Tuesday, January 26th from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The testing will continue at Genesee County Emergency Management Office & Fire Training Facility, at 7690 State Street Road in the Town of Batavia.
To schedule a test, you must register on-line at https://on.ny.gov/3beJV5T. Anyone needing additional help for online registration may contact the Genesee County Health Department at 585-344-2580 ext. 5555.
As a reminder, anyone who had a recent potential exposure to COVID-19 should not recommended to be tested until at least 5 days have passed since the exposure.
In addition to registering for the test, please keep in mind the following guidelines:
• Make sure you have a pen in your vehicle.
• Everyone in the vehicle is to have their mask on when they pull up at the testing site.
• A parent or guardian must be present for any individual under 18 who is going to be tested.
• Those who are tested could get a call fairly quickly from an unknown number; please answer the phone as staff cannot leave messages and can only give results to the individuals tested or the guardian of those under 18 years of age.