Expanded Testing Capability Brings Hope for Businesses on Pause — According to Niagara’s Chairman Wydysh

The Niagara County Department of Public Health has seen increases in the number of tests performed for COVID-19 in Niagara County, explained Becky Wydysh in her daily address to county residents.

As of now, a total of 2,260 people have been tested in the county, with nearly 100 tests taking place just yesterday.

Wydysh stated on these numbers, “Now, the good news is, that testing is increasing here in Niagara County at a much better rate than in the past.”  She expanded, “Which, of course, is going to give us better data as we look at our own local curve and where we are in that process.”

In part, much of this increased testing capability is thanks to a medical facility placed at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, N.Y.  Although, Chairman Wydysh informed the public, “Because this is a state-run site, we don’t know how many days they will be there.”

If you do want a test, Wydysh said, “Please don’t just show up,” adding, “You do need to preregister, and you can do that by calling the state hotline at 1-888-364-3065.”

Lastly, Wydysh discussed what increased testing could do for local business, stating, “We know that this (testing) is going to be a key component in the process of ‘unpausing’ New York, according to the Governor, which is definitely a step in the right direction.”