Onondaga County offers free COVID-19 testing to residents experiencing symptoms this weekend

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Onondaga County Emergency Management team is partnering with Nascentia Health to offer free COVID-19 testing to residents this weekend.

As cases of coronavirus rise throughout Central New York, it’s important for people to get tested for COVID-19 to ensure they are not spreading the virus throughout the community. 

Testing will be available every Saturday and Sunday to Onondaga County residents throughout December who are experiencing symptoms or may have recently been exposed to COVID-19.

The testing site is located behind the Nascentia Health building, which is located at 1050 West Genesee St. The testing site is only open from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on the weekends, and an appointment is required in order to get tested.  

The health department says health insurance information will be collected from everyone who gets tested at the site, but there is no out-of-pocket cost to get a test. 

According to the health department, test results are usually made available within one to three days after getting tested.

To make an appointment and register to get tested, click here.

For more testing options in Onondaga County, click here.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and Onondaga County, click here.


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