CDC Streamlines COVID Guidelines- August 2022 CDC is streamlining their guidance about COVID risks, how to protect themselves and others, what to do if they are exposed or get sick.
Free at-home COVID-19 tests from USPS: Every home in the U.S. can order 8 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free—there are no shipping costs and you don’t need to enter a credit card number. U.S. households can now place a total of #2 separate orders for free, at-home COVID-19 rapid tests (#4 tests per order). If an order was previously placed for your address, you can place a second order now.
Insurance Companies and Group Health Plans Required to Cover the Cost of At-Home COVID-19 Tests: Starting January 15th, insurance companies and health plans are required to cover 8 free over-the-counter at-home tests per covered individual per month.
Saratoga County Testing Information: Includes a reporting form for Saratoga County residents to report positive test results from COVID-19 at-home tests, and a reporting form for COVID-19 Test to Stay Program.
Which COVID-19 Test Should You Use? - Yale Medicine explains the different types of COVID-19 tests.
NYS Testing Sites
What to Do If You Test Positive for COVID-19, or Were Exposed to Someone Who Has COVID-19
NYS Exposure to COVID Guidelines Opens a PDF with detailed guide for response to exposure to COVID
New York State
This one stop vaccine finder starts with your zip code and connects to local availability of vaccine across all options. Efficient and powerful FINDER that now includes information about locations offering vaccines for kids ages 5-11!
Proof of Vaccination
Currently, all Excelsior Vaccination Passes retrieved after December 11th will expire on March 31, 2022. To avoid having your Vaccination Pass expire, eligible New Yorkers can also retrieve the Excelsior Vaccination Pass Plus – which as a secure, digital copy of an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination record, does not expire. For more details about the difference and how to switch to the Excelsior Pass Plus if you previously used the NYS Excelsior Pass or if you want to know how to update your record to include your booster, click here.
New York City COVID-19 Restrictions and Protocols
New York City - Travel Guide and COVID
NYC Covid Safe App for Android -You can use the app as part of the “Key to NYC Pass” initiative to provide proof of vaccination.
NYC Covid Safe App for Apple - You can use the app as part of the “Key to NYC Pass” initiative to provide proof of vaccination.
All individuals 5 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine. The federal government is providing the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.
New Yorkers 5 years and older who received their Pfizer-BioNTech initial vaccine series at least five months ago are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech booster.
New Yorkers 18 years and older who received the Moderna initial vaccine series at least five months ago or the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago are eligible for a booster dose.
NEW June 18 CDC Approves Vaccine for Kids 6 Months to Age 5
Myths and Facts about Covid-19 Vaccines (Source: Centers for Disease Control)
Omicron Variant - What You Need to Know (Source: Centers for Disease Control)
How does the vaccine work? Watch this video: Glens Falls Hospital Community Education Video