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Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China


If you have early to latent SYMPTOMS of a respiratory illness or TESTED POSITIVE for COVID-19, please review the information below about isolation and therapeutic treatments.

If you have BEEN EXPOSED to COVID-19, please review the information below about actions to take if you were exposed.

If you need to make a NYS PAID FAMILY LEAVE COVID-19 claim, you must complete an AFFIRMATION OF ISOLATION, available below.

For the most up-to-date information about isolation and risk exposure see:


Isolation, Therapeutics, & Exposure Guidance


If you test positive for COVID-19, you must follow New York State Department of Health Guidance for Isolation of a At-Home and Lab Confirmed COVID-19 Case.

  • Isolation keeps someone who is infected with COVID-19 away from others.

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home, avoid contact with others, and notify your close contacts and your workplace or school.


- Isolation Affirmation -

This form may be used for Release from Isolation and for NY Paid Family Leave COVID-19 claims as if it were an individual Order for Isolation issued by the New York State Commissioner of Health.

Affirmation of Isolation



COVID-19 treatments work best when you receive them as soon as possible after becoming sick, so it's important to get tested and talk to your doctor right away to find the treatment that is best for you.

If you do not have a regular health care provider, you can be evaluated for treatment by either:



If you've been in close contact with someone who has symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19: the CDC no longer recommends quarantining if you are exposed.  However, if you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed, and you DO NOT have any symptomsregardless of your vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection you should wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days and get tested at day 5.


Vaccination & Testing Information


Cattaraugus County COVID-19 News & Updates

Catt. Co. COVID-19 News

Catt. Co. COVID-19 Case Tracker


Contact Us with Questions

With your COVID-19 questions from 8:00AM - 5:00PM, please call (716) 373-8050.


Catt. County is an Accredited Health Department by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)