Registration open for rapid test clinics next week in Orleans and Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 December 2020 at 9:02 am

The online registration is open for rapid Covid test clinics next week in Orleans and Genesee counties. Orleans will be shifting the clinic back to Wednesday after doing them on Monday the past two weeks.

The clinic is from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds on Route 31 in Knowlesville. Pre-registration is required. (Click here for the link to the state sign-up site.)

The county ran a rapid testing clinic on Monday for people who are asymptomatic. There were 532 people tested, and 54 were positive for Covid or 10.2 percent. Of the 54 who were positive, 49 are Orleans County residents.

Genesee County has its clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays, except for today. At the clinic on Tuesday, there were 550 total tests including volunteers helping with clinic with 27 total positives, including 22 Genesee residents. (Click here for the registration link to the next Genesee clinic.)

Genesee has its county-run clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Genesee County Emergency Management/Fire Training Center, 7690 State Street Rd., Batavia.

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments advised that if people have tested positive they shouldn’t use the testing clinics to determine if they are now negative. These clinics are intended to identify new cases. People can test positive for weeks after initially testing positive, the Health Departments said.

Those getting tested should use the Rapid COVID-19 Test Intake Form for the clinics in Orleans and Genesee (click here). People will need one form per person being tested.

If you are filling out the form, please complete it, print it out and bring it with you.

If the clinics are closed please check the NYS COVID-19 Drive through test sites: Call New York State Department of Health Testing Appointments (1-888-364-3065) or

  • Monroe Community College – testing by appointment only (click here)