New Covid-19 testing site opening at SUNY Purchase Performing Art Center


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Additional Westchester COVID-19 Testing Site Available

Governor Hochul announced that SUNY Purchase will be operational as a COVID PCR Testing Site beginning this Saturday, January 7th.  Testing will occur at The Performing Art Center at, 735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY 10577

Beginning Jan. 7, Hours of Operation will be: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.  Sign ups for tests are currently available and can be scheduled here

Westchester County COVID-19 Hotline

Westchester County has prepared a hotline for individuals quarantining and in need of food assistance. Individuals in need of assistance can call (914) 995-5566 from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

New Guidance Regarding Isolation and Quarantine from New York State

New York State released new guidance regarding isolation and quarantine. This guidance can be found here:

Of note in this guidance:

For isolation and quarantine of the general population:

  • Isolate for 5 days, where day 0 is the day of symptom onset or (if asymptomatic) the day of collection of the first positive [test].
  • If asymptomatic at the end of 5 days or if symptoms are resolving, isolation ends and the individual should wear a well-fitting mask while around others for an additional 5 days.
  • Individuals who are moderately-severely immunocompromised should continue to follow standard (i.e., not shortened) Isolation Guidance.
  • Individuals who are unable to wear a well-fitting mask for 5 days after a 5-day isolation should also follow standard (i.e., not shortened) Isolation Guidance.

If exposed to COVID-19, quarantine as follows, where day 0 is the last date of exposure:

  • If not fully vaccinated or fully vaccinated and eligible for a booster but not yet boostedquarantine for 5 days and wear a well-fitting mask while around others for an additional 5 days.
  • If fully vaccinated and boosted (with the booster at least 2 weeks before the first date of exposure) or not yet eligible for a booster, no quarantine is required but these individuals should wear a well-fitting mask while around others for 10 days after the last date of exposure.
  • If possible, test at day 5 with either a PCR or antigen test.
  • If symptoms appear, quarantine and seek testing. In this situation, quarantine would end when the test is negative. If testing is not done, isolate according to the guidance above.