Free Diagnostic COVID-19 Testing for Symptomatic Students or Staff

Dear Grand Island Families, Faculty and Staff:


The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has been able to resume ID Now (rapid) COVID-19 diagnostic testing. ID Now is a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) test that provides results in about 15 minutes.  


These tests are available by appointment only for symptomatic pre-k-12 students and symptomatic school staff who have been excluded from school or work due to illness. 


This service is not intended for school staff who are required to show proof of routine COVID-19 testing because they have not documented full COVID-19 vaccination.


There is no cost for this test. Parents and school staff may call (716) 858-2929 to schedule an appointment.  The test will be performed at a location identified by the ECDOH.


The current supply available to the ECDOH is expected to last about 3-4 weeks, and their department is working to obtain more of these tests.


School staff must bring their school ID to their appointment.

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