Follow this link to submit COVID-19 home self- test. –  SELF-TEST FORM


If you or someone you know tests positive for COVID-19, it’s important that you know the steps to follow to protect yourself and those around you, and to reduce the spread of the virus in your community.

This means if you test positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you may NOT get a call from a county or state COVID-19 case investigator.

  • Learn what you should do if you test positive for COVID-19;
  • Learn what you should do if you are exposed to COVID-19;
  • Learn more about isolation and quarantine and your responsibilities;
  • Access the ready-made resources.

New York State Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

CDC’s Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

COVID-19 Treatment Information:
If you test positive for COVID-19 and do not have a regular healthcare provider, you can be evaluated for treatment by either:
calling 1-888-TREAT-NY, OR
visiting the NYS COVID-19 ExpressCare Therapeutics Access Website : (link: )


If you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19, follow these steps and get tested for COVID-19.

  • If you self-test at home, do so in a separate room from others
  • If you test elsewhere, go home and self-isolate within your home. 
  • Follow these instructions from the CDC.
  • If you test positive, follow the steps described below.



ISOLATION- If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, regardless of your vaccination status, follow these steps:

  • Results from tests performed at a pharmacy or laboratory are automatically reported to CCDOH, though it may take several days and be received after you are notified.
  • Isolate
    • Isolate for 5 complete days.
      • See How to Isolate.
      • Day 1 of isolation begins the day after you became symptomatic OR the day after your specimen was collected, if you do/did not have symptoms.
    • You may leave your isolation:
      • After 5 complete days, if you’ve continued to have no symptoms.
      • After 5 complete days, if your symptoms are resolving and you do not have a fever for at least 24 hours, without using fever-reducing medications.
        • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever has resolved for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications.
    • After leaving your isolation, you must continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.  Wearing a well-fitting mask following isolation will decrease the small risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to others. Respirators (e.g., N95s) are a useful option for personal protective equipment to protect people from exposures in specific settings.
  •  Tell your close contacts and household contacts.
  • AFFIRMATION OF ISOLATION – This form may be used together with lab reporting positive test results for Isolation Release and for NY Paid Family Leave COVID-19 claims as if it was an individual Order for Isolation issued by the Director of Public Health for Columbia County. Please note that your employer may still require a PCR test in order to qualify for NY paid leave.
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