The Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services in conjunction with Schools in Cattaraugus County offer free COVID-19 Abbott ID rapid PCR and Binax Now rapid Antigen test for Students, Staff, and Faculty members of schools in the County. Please note: School ID (Employee or Student ID) must be presented at the test site in order to receive your test.
Individuals who are having symptoms of COVID-19, have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or who are required to have a test to return to school or return to work at the school are eligible to register for a test.
PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that Individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 should wait approximately 5-7 days after the exposure before being tested. Testing too soon may result in a negative test even though the individual may in fact have COVID-19.
The test is completed via a nasal swab that is inserted into each nostril about 1 inch deep. This is not a nasopharyngeal test which is the swab that is inserted deeper into the nasopharynx. Sorry, we don’t offer a throat or salvia based test at this time.
Testing is being offered on a regular basis at the BOCES CTE centers in Ellicottville and Olean on most weekday afternoons. Appointment dates/times can be found on the next page.
This will be a drive-up type testing and individuals will remain in their vehicles during the testing process. Please look for signage upon your arrival for directions. Results will be available within 1 hour of testing.
**IMPORTANT** Please note, individuals under 18 years of age must have a parent/guardian attend the test site with them to provide consent to be tested. Verbal consent will not be permitted. Consent must be provided in person, at the time of the appointment.
Individuals whose COVID-19 test comes back positive, will be subject to isolation following the policy of the County Health Department.
Testing Schedule for November 29 - Dec 2, 2021
**No testing 11/25 or 11/26**
- Olean BOCES Nov 29 from 1:30 - 2:40PM
- Ellicottville BOCES Nov 29 from 1:00 - 3:00PM
- Olean BOCES Nov 30 from 1:00 - 2:00PM
- Ellicottville BOCES Nov 30 from 1:00 - 3:00PM
- Olean BOCES Dec 1 from 10:00AM - 2:00PM
- Olean BOCES Dec 2 from 10:00AM - 2:00PM
- Ellicottville BOCES Dec 2 from 1:00- 3:00PM
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