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Free COVID-19 At-Home Tests

The Federal Government recently released the COVID-19 at-home test-ordering link.  Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four (4) free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free and orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.  Please consider placing an order for tests now so you have them when you need them. Please visit www.covidtests.gov […]


Allegany County Submits Shared Services Statement to New York State, Voting No on Plan Submission

01.14.22 CWSSI Vote Press Release The County Administrator, Carissa Knapp, convened the County-Wide Shared Services Initiative (CWSSI) panel to meet in 2021.  In common with past panels, all panel members appreciate working together to share services and cut local costs, but many are frustrated by the State mandate to participate in the CWSSI process when […]


Changes for COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine

The increase in COVID-19 cases across New York State and in Allegany County has caused changes in the contact tracing process. It is vital to remind those who test positive to immediately isolate and notify their close contacts who may have been exposed.  Due to the overwhelming numbers, the New York State Department of Health […]


COVID-19 January 3 – January 9, 2022 Statistic Update

Allegany County’s statistics are as follows on the attached charts.  The attachments give the data for the time period from January 3, 2021, through January 9, 2022. Weekly updates are also available on the County Dashboard at https://arcg.is/0KGnyu. Weekend numbers are included in this weekly summary sheet after they have been confirmed and subjected to […]


One Additional COVID-19 Death in Allegany County

A 50 Year-Old Female is the 89th Allegany County Resident to Pass Away as a Result of COVID-19 The Allegany County Department of Health (ACDOH) is sad to report to our residents and community that there has been one (1) additional COVID-19 related death bringing our local total to 89. This death, a female age […]


Allegany County Mask and COVID Home Test Kit Distributions

Masks and COVID home test kits will be distributed throughout Allegany County to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  Each town will have access to the free mask and COVID home test kits. These limited supplies (The numbers were figured by population of the town) will be available to the residents of each town at […]


Updated Allegany County Mask Distributions

Masks will be distributed throughout Allegany County to help with COVID-19 prevention.  Please see the list below of when and where your town will have access to free mask distribution. The masks will be available on a first come-first service basis as well as hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes. Please watch for later dates when […]


Three Additional COVID-19 Deaths in Allegany County

A 68 Year-Old Female is the 86rd, A 63-Year-Old Female is the 87th, and 68 Year-Old Male is the 88th   Allegany County Resident to Pass Away as a Result of COVID-19 The Allegany County Department of Health (ACDOH) is sad to report to our residents and community that there have been three (3) additional COVID-19 […]


Updates on COVID-19 Test-To-Stay (TTS)

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has updated the guidance for Test-To-Stay (TTS) for P-12 schools.  At this time, the Allegany County Department of Health has decided to adopt this guidance.  Individual School Districts can opt-in/out based on logistical means and other determining factors. The complete guidance from the New York State Department […]


New COVID-19 Positive Home Test Reporting Form

Due to the amount of new cases and home test results being reported to the Allegany County Department of Health daily, the ACDOH has implemented an electronic COVID-19 Positive Home Test Reporting Form. The form is to be filled out and submitted by the positive case unless the case is a minor.  If the case […]