Mobile COVID testing returns in Madison County

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WAMPSVILLE — The SUNY Upstate Medical University is bringing their mobile testing clinic back to Madison County.

The Madison County Health Department is partnering with Upstate to offer a COVID-19 nasopharyngeal diagnostic tests by appointment only on Thursday, Sept. 17, and Friday, Sept. 18.

The Thursday, Sept. 17, mobile testing clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hamilton Village Police Department, 4121 Wings Way, Hamilton.

The Friday, Sept. 18, mobile testing clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Madison County Complex, 138 N. Court St..

Individuals, who would like to be tested should call 315-464-2582 select option 0 to set up an appointment. For more information, visit www.upstate.edu/mobilecovid.

“Thank you to SUNY Upstate for bringing their mobile testing abilities to Madison County once again,” said Madison County Public Health Director Eric Faisst. “We understand that many residents in the are concerned about COVID-19 especially as the colleges are back in session, as well as the K-12 school year. Bringing diagnostic testing to our residents is the best way we can understand the true spread of the virus.”

The MCDOH receives all of the test results from the diagnostic testing. Once a positive case is identified the MCDOH staff do contact tracing of that individual. MCDOH has been, and will be conducting all contact tracing investigations for any positive, that includes any of the colleges within Madison County and K-12 students and staff. Any individuals identified as being in close proximity of a positive are placed on quarantine and the positive cases are put into isolation.

The MCDOH would like to remind everyone to continue to limit how much they go out in public, wear a cloth face covering when you are unable to maintain social distancing, and practice good hygiene. This virus is still in the community and everyone must all work together to limit the spread and protect each other.

For more information, visit https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/2479/Coronavirus-COVID-19

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