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Test Out of Quarantine Option and Procedure
Rebecca Donnelly
Friday, December 10, 2021

In accordance with CDC guidance, a student or staff member in quarantine as a close contact to someone with confirmed COVID-19-is now allowed to end quarantine after day 7 (i.e., day 8) after receiving a negative test result, as long as the test occurs on day 5 or later of the quarantine period.

  • Such individuals who are released from quarantine early are strongly encouraged to continue to monitor for symptoms and to wear a mask around others for 14 days following their last day of exposure to the person with COVID-19.
  • The Affirmation of Quarantine must be submitted to the District to affirm a staff or student’s quarantine period.
  • Chautauqua County residents do NOT need to call the Health Department to be released from quarantine.
  • Those testing out of quarantine early will need to submit a negative test result to the District prior to returning to school or work
  • Release from Quarantine Worksheet can be found here: CCHD Option for Release from Quarantine After Day 7 Requirements
  • AFFIRMATION OF QUARANTINE - This form must be used for Quarantine Release and for NY Paid Family Leave COVID-19 claims as if it was an individual Order for Quarantine issued by the Chautauqua County Public Health Director. 

STEPS to Follow:

  1. Have a COVID Test on day 5 or later of the quarantine period
  2. Download and complete the AFFIRMATION OF QUARANTINE Document
  3. Download and follow the CCHD Option for Release from Quarantine After Day 7 Requirements
  4. Submit negative COVID test results and Affirmation of Quarantine Document to the School Nurse (student) or Superintendent’s Office (staff)


COVID-19 Testing Sites:

For more options not listed on this page, use the NYS COVID-19 testing site finder

 At-Home Antigen Tests with FDA Emergency Use Authorization

 COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing:                

Purchase at-home Binax NOW rapid antigen tests

Over-the-counter at the following retailers:

  • CVS
  • Wal-Mart
  • Walgreens

 Online at these retailers:

COVID-19 Non-Rapid PCR Testing:                 

The following are testing options in Chautauqua County without an order from your doctor:

    Rite Aid - Jamestown, Dunkirk, Fredonia & Silver Creek Locations

                  1166 Central Avenue, Dunkirk

                  3795 E Main Road, Fredonia

                  214 Central Avenue, Silver Creek

                  811 N Main Street, Jamestown

                  963 Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown

                 Schedule Appointment 

      WellNow Urgent Care - Dunkirk, Jamestown & Lakewood

                  3916 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk,  716-413-0038

                  390 E Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood,  716-526-0156

                  15 S Main Street, Jamestown,  716-489-3144

                    Provider Website

    Pharmacy Innovations

                 863 Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown, 716-484-1586

                 Provider Website