Steuben County holding free COVID-19 rapid testing in Painted Post

Corning Bureau

PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WETM) – The Steuben County Public Health Department in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health is offering free COVID-19 rapid testing on Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23 at the Beartown Road Alliance Church located at 21 Beartown Road in Painted Post.

The testing will be available:

  • Monday, October 19 from 10 am – 4 pm
  • Tuesday, October 20 from 12 pm – 6 pm
  • Wednesday, October 21 from 10 am – 4 pm
  • Thursday, October 22 from 12 pm – 6 pm
  • Friday, October 23 from 9 am – 2 pm

Testing is free and open to New York State residents.  Participants must pre-register in order to be tested at https://tinyurl.com/steubenrapidtest.   Scroll down to register for the specific day desired.  Each individual in the vehicle who wants to get tested will need to register separately.  Participants should show up at their designated appointment time to allow for safe traffic patterns. 

Participants must remain in their vehicle with windows rolled up until testing occurs, wear masks and bring identification.  Those under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Pets should be left at home. 

“COVID-19 is spreading at an unsustainable rate in Steuben County,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith.  “Our goal with this rapid testing is to identify hundreds of unknown cases, quarantine impacted individuals, and slow the spread through the community.” 

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