UPDATE: Additional Changes to COVID Reporting Process in Livingston County | Public Service News


UPDATE: The Livingston County Department of Health has updated its COVID-19 home testing reports, which came after the publication of this week’s edition of The Livingston County News. As a result, earlier versions of this story contained earlier information. The story was updated Wednesday afternoon to reflect the latest update.

MOUNT MORRIS – Livingston County has launched an online self-service system for people to obtain COVID-19 related documents, such as isolation and quarantine orders.

The move comes as the county continues to experience an increase in COVID-19 cases, which has prevented case investigators and contact tracers from contacting all cases in a timely manner, according to the county’s director of public health. of Livingston, Jennifer Rodriguez.

“Residents who have or have been exposed to COVID-19 can now visit the county’s website to complete and print their own isolation and quarantine orders or notices of discharge required for work, school or at home. other purposes,” Rodriguez said. “This self-service option will increase the efficiency of the isolation and quarantine process while placing more emphasis on personal responsibility.

“We want to thank our residents for working together to protect the health and safety of their communities, families and loved ones,” Rodriguez said.

The county was reporting 650 active cases when the site launched on January 13. The county has been above 500 daily active cases since Jan. 5 and as of Jan. 14, the total active cases were 591, according to the county. COVID-19 tracker.

Instructions for the enhanced isolation and quarantine process are available on the county’s website at https://tinyurl.com/wbmfy73d.

Other recent updates:

COVID-19 testing

A new COVID-19 testing site at SUNY Geneseo is open to the public. This site will offer PCR testing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday until January 25. Appointments are mandatory. To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/mrykeu4w.

The Livingston County Health Department is offering free rapid COVID-19 tests Tuesdays starting at 9 a.m. by appointment only. To schedule a test, call (585) 243-7270 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For a list of other local testing sites, visit the state’s COVID-19 testing webpage at https://tinyurl.com/4xv4nc36.

COVID-19 home test online report

Beginning January 18, Livingston County residents will not be able to report positive COVID-19 home test results to the Livingston County Department of Health. Results of tests performed at a pharmacy or lab are automatically reported to the Livingston County Department of Health. The county health department will still issue isolation orders.

For more information on the new, evolving approach, visit the state Department of Health’s Novel Coronavirus website at https://tinyurl.com/2tn43rr7.

The county also added a link to its COVID-19 information page to order free home testing kits from the U.S. government.

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

The Livingston County Department of Health has scheduled Moderna booster vaccination clinics in January. The clinics will be in Building #2 (first building on the left) on the county’s Murray Hill Campus in Mount Morris and are for anyone 18 years of age or older. The schedule:

not Thursday, January 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

not Friday, January 21, 2-5 p.m.

Appointments are required. To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/4efyh4wc.

Residents must bring their vaccination records to their appointments. Excelsior passes will not be accepted.

For a list of locations offering first, second, and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Livingston County, go to https://tinyurl.com/4efyh4wc.

For residents over 60 and in need of a COVID-19 vaccine, the Livingston County Office of Aging can help. For more information, call (585) 243-7520.

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