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:
- Have a COVID Test on day 5 or later of the quarantine period
- Download and complete the AFFIRMATION OF QUARANTINE Document
- Download and follow the CCHD Option for Release from Quarantine After Day 7 Requirements
- 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
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing:
Purchase at-home Binax NOW rapid antigen tests
Over-the-counter at the following retailers:
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
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
863 Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown, 716-484-1586