For immediate release:
Greene County Public Health Department (GCPHD) in partnership with the Town of Hunter’s Supervisor and staff will be conducting a COVID-19 testing site for Greene County residents on Wednesday, December 2nd from 3-5pm at the Town of Hunter government building located at 5748 Route 23A. Testing is by appointment only with a limited number of slots available since prioritization is given to those who are symptomatic; need a test to return to work or school; nursing home visitation; or have been notified by the GCPHD as being a close contact to a confirmed positive case. Travelers or asymptomatic folks (without symptoms) will NOT be tested at this site due to laboratory policies, but GCPHD can give alternate testing site information by calling 518-719-3600.
To register: Please call GCPHD at 518-719-3600 and a representative will take your information. The deadline to register is Tuesday, December 1st by 3pm. You must be registered to attend this testing site.
On the day of testing, you must bring a photo ID indicating your permanent Greene County address. You will be directed to stay in your vehicle and follow traffic flow thru the test site, and if asymptomatic, when to leave your vehicle to walk into the building for testing. Symptomatic individuals will remain in their vehicle at all times and will be directed where to go. Security will be on-site to assist with traffic flow and to assure the safety of all vehicles, individuals and staff. After leaving the testing site, residents with symptoms should drive directly home for self-quarantine until the results are shared with them. It may take a few days to receive the test results, but once obtained from the lab, a GCPHD staff member will call the residents with their results. For those with positive results, further instructions on Isolation measures will be given.
Local Testing Sites
- Greene County Public Health on Main Street, Catskill
518-719-3600 Call to register!
Every Wednesday evening from 5:30-6:30
- Albany Drive Thru Clinic- University at Albany Campus (weather depending)
1400 Washington Ave, Albany
Call to make appointment
- Hudson- Well Now Urgent Care (walk-in)
446 Fairview Ave, Hudson
- Emergency One Kingston (walk-in)
40 Hurley Ave, Kingston
Can make online appointment
- Albany Med EmUrgent Care
11835 Route 9W, Coxsackie, NY 12192
Open 9-9 every day.
Testing for symptomatic only!
Rapid Care Testing Locations
- Oneonta Well Now Urgent Care
- Pulse Medical
Must schedule virtual visit first
- We will update this list as more providers agree to test at their offices.
If you or your family member is experiencing flu-like symptoms please call your local health professional in order to schedule an appointment to seek care.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website
For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings
These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.