LINKS FOR STEUBEN COVID RESOURCES
BATH, NY – The Steuben County Public Health Department would like to make residents aware that access to COVID resources can be found on their social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram, as the Steuben County website has not been accessible this week.
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) moved towards self-service isolation and quarantine orders earlier this month. As a reminder, most individuals who test positive through a lab will not receive a phone call at all. Residents who test positive are likely to receive a text message from NYSDOH when their test results are entered into the state lab reporting system. The text message will indicate that the positive individual should stay home and isolate, let their contacts know they were exposed, and how to get their self-service isolation orders.
Orders for both positives and contacts, along with complete guidelines on what to do if someone tests positive or is a contact, can be accessed at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/new-york-state-contact-tracing. The affirmation forms on this page serve the same purpose as, and can be used interchangeably with, the orders that are normally found on the Steuben Public Health website.
Steuben residents who test positive using a home test can report their positive results at https://tinyurl.com/steubenhometest. Upon submission of their results, a thank you screen will provide a link to get self-service orders through Steuben or the individual can use the NYSDOH affirmation form noted above. Those who submit home test results will not get a call or text message from Steuben Public Health or NYSDOH. They should also stay home and isolate and let their contacts know of their exposure.
Links for the free COVID testing site in Bath on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 AM to 1 PM and for the COVID vaccine clinic registration for Fridays from 1 PM to 3:30 PM can be found on Public Health’s social media. Walk-ins are accepted at both.
For the latest Steuben County updates, visit Public Health’s social media pages: www.facebook.com/SCNYPublicHealth and www.instagram.com/SteubenPublicHealth.