Mobile testing clinic to return to Madison County

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WAMPSVILLE — Madison County announced today that SUNY Upstate Medical University will provide another mobile testing clinic in the community. Upstate will bring its Mammography Van, which has been outfitted to administer a COVID-19 nasopharyngeal diagnostic test, to Madison County on Wednesday, June 3. 

Individuals, who meet criteria put in place by the New York State Department of Health, should call 315-464-2582 to set up an appointment to be seen at the mobile unit, which will be located at the Chittenango Middle School, 1732 Fyler Road, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Testing for COVID-19 is authorize by a health care provider for individuals when:

An individual is symptomatic or has a history of symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, and/or trouble breathing), particularly if the individual is 70 years of age or older, the individual has a compromised immune system, or the individual has an underlying health condition, OR

An individual has had close (i.e. within six feet) or proximate contact with a person known to be positive with COVID-19, OR

An individual is subject to a precautionary or mandatory quarantine, OR

An individual is employed as a health care worker, first responder, or other essential worker who directly interacts with the public while working, OR

An individual presents with a case where the facts and circumstances, as determined by the treating clinician in consultation with state or local department of health officials, warrant testing, OR

An individual is included under other criteria set by the NYS Dept. of Health based on an individual’s geographic place of residence, occupation, or other factors that the Department may deem relevant for COVID-19 testing purposes, OR

Any individual who would return to workplace in Phase 1 or Phase 2.

This is the third testing clinic that SUNY Upstate has brought to Madison County — about 130 people were tested during the first two events. 

“Thank you to SUNY Upstate for bringing their mobile testing abilities to Madison County once again,” said Madison County Public Health Director Eric Faisst. “One of the ways we combat this virus is test as many people as possible to know who is positive so we can limit the spread. Increasing testing is especially important that more and more people are going back to work, and more businesses are opening.”

The Madison County Health Department would like to remind everyone that as the region begins to reopen to continue to limit how much you go out in public, wear a cloth face covering when you are unable to maintain social distancing, and practice good hygiene.

For more information, visit https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/2479/Coronavirus-COVID-19 or call the Madison County non-medical COVID-19 Hotline at 315-366-2770 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information on the mobile unit, go to www.upstate.edu/mobilecovid.

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