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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 
January 4, 2020                                                                                                      

Oneonta, NY – Have no symptoms of COVID-19, but looking to be tested? Bassett Healthcare Network, in partnership with the NYS Department of Health, is offering free COVID-19 rapid testing this week at its Oneonta 125 Main St. health center specifically for individuals who have no symptoms of the virus, but who wish to be tested. Appointments are required. Call ahead to make an appointment.

Location

Date/Hours of Testing

When to Call for an Appointment

Number to call for Appointment

Oneonta Health Center

125 Main St.

Saturday, Jan. 9,  8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm

607-433-6510

Oneonta Health Center

125 Main St.

Saturday, Jan. 16, 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Monday – Friday

8 am – 5 pm

607-433-6510

Have symptoms and need to be tested?
Due to shortages of COVID-19 testing and supplies, Bassett Healthcare Network locations are currently performing COVID-19 tests for individuals in our region who meet the following criteria:
•Have symptoms of infection (fever, chills, sore throat, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, diarrhea, severe headache, or loss of taste/smell)
•Patients who require testing prior to a medical procedure
•Employees with suspected COVID-19 exposure
If you believe you have symptoms of the new coronavirus and need to be tested, please call Bassett’s COVID-19 central phone line at (607) 547-5555. If it is determined that you meet the criteria for testing at a Bassett location, you will be given an appointment.

The COVID-19 Vaccine

Distribution of the coronavirus vaccine to health care workers and others considered at highest risk of exposure is just getting underway in the region served by Bassett Healthcare Network. While the vaccine is not expected to be available to the general population for some months, Bassett Healthcare Network is working hand in hand with our county and state health departments to prepare for that phase of the vaccine distribution process.
In the meantime, it is important to understand that the vaccine will not give you COVID-19. A vaccine works by teaching our immune systems how to recognize and fight off a virus if we ever truly encounter it. It’s safe, research is proving its effectiveness, and it is one of the many steps that we can take together to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Brinton D. Muller, Network Program Director Call Center, Emergency Preparedness and Hospital Incident Command
Bassett Healthcare Network

Bassett Healthcare Network Tel. 607-547-7752 | Cell 607-437-1282