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Testing

Testing Protocols 

The School Nurse will use the CDC and NYSDOH guidelines to determine when a person should be referred out for consultation and possible testing. Consistent with CDC’s recommendations, individuals with COVID-19 signs or symptoms should be referred to a healthcare provider for evaluation on whether testing is needed. They can also seek testing at the ECDOH, which the School Nurse will provide contact information for. A release note will be requested if a person was referred to a PCP or ECDOH for consultation for testing. We will not require testing of those who have traveled internationally or into a state on the NYS Travel Advisory list. They are required to quarantine for fourteen days before visiting campus.   
 

Testing Responsibility 

The School Nurse will make the referral if it is necessary to send faculty, staff or students for further consultation for testing or to determine if testing is needed. Consistent with CDC’s recommendations, individuals with COVID-19 signs or symptoms should be referred to a healthcare provider for evaluation on whether testing is needed. The School Nurse and/or designated employees will work closely with and contact the ECDOH with referrals for testing and with information on any confirmed cases of COVID-19. The school will work hard to maintain confidentiality while maintaining the health and safety of those at Nichols. 
 
NYSDOH Testing Sites:
  • To receive a free test from New York State, you do not need a doctor’s note, you do not need to be symptomatic or have been exposed.
  • Free testing by appt Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 8 a.m.-230 p.m. Buffalo Sabres lot, 125 Perry St. Buffalo, NY
  • Call 1-888-364-3065 or go to https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov/ to schedule
 
ECDOH Testing Sites:
  • Free testing by appt only Mon, Wed, Thurs 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., locations vary daily
  • Call 716-858-2929
 

About Us

Nichols School is a nationally recognized college preparatory coed independent school with a 128-year history.