As of 3 pm, March 18, 2020, Columbia County has 0 positive cases of COVID-19, 8 individuals under mandatory quarantine, 51 individuals under precautionary quarantine. We have received 46 test results completed for Columbia County residents, all with negative results.
Testing for COVID-19 remains strict as resources are limited. Testing is prioritized for those who have suspected exposure or appropriate symptoms. Symptoms for testing include the following: fever, cough, shortness of breath. We continue to work closely with our local healthcare partners and community members on a case by case basis to evaluate testing criteria as issued by the CDC and NYSDOH.