Three No Cost COVID-19 Rapid Testing Sites Opening in Cortland County this Weekend (Video Included)

Press release from the Cortland County Legislature. 

Following this week’s announcement that New York State has designated a micro-cluster of COVID infection in Cortland County, the Cortland County Health Department is partnering with the New York State Department of Health, Family Health Network, the Cortland City Enlarged School District, Homer Central School District, and Marathon Central School District to open three new rapid testing sites allowing anyone seeking COVID testing to access those facilities.

Starting Friday October 23 at noon, anyone will be able to access no cost community testing. Testing will be available at the Cortland Junior/Senior High School, the Homer Intermediate School, and the Marathon High school.

No cost testing is open to the public and will be available at all three locations from noon - 4:30 PM Friday and 9 AM - 5 PM Saturday and Sunday. Rapid test results will be made available on-site.

Anyone seeking a test is asked to make an appointment on line to ensure that each site is able to manage those planning to seek testing. Those interested in testing can use the links below to make an appointment at one of the following locations.

Cortland Jr. Sr. High School

Homer Intermediate School

Marathon High School

There are no income or geographic restrictions and no cost testing is available for those individuals who may be experiencing symptoms or those who are not currently symptomatic; a doctor’s order is not required. Anyone under the age of 18 will need parental consent for testing, forms are available at the various testing sites.

Cortland County Legislative Chairman Paul Heider is urging anyone who wants to be tested to do so, “Given the increased number of positive COVID cases in our community I was pleased that the Governor’s office responded quickly and is bringing those critical resources into our community.”