We have been receiving phone calls about getting their child a COVID vaccine. Unfortunately, we don’t have any more information than what is available on the New York State Department of Health website.
Please refer to the Phased Distribution of COVID Vaccine at the link below:
· Testing of asymptomatic individuals, ordered for any reason, are NOT available from UR Medicine Urgent Care locations or UR Medicine Lab collection sites.
Genesis Pediatrics is currently NOT able to conduct COVID testing for asymptomatic individuals.
New Asymptomatic Testing Dates/Locations
Asymptomatic individuals needing COVID testing to comply for example with travel guidelines or to satisfy requirements for returning to college campuses should be directed to state or local health department-operated locations to obtain a test at no cost.
Listed below are links to information about these locations:
· Monroe County – click here
· Ontario and Livingston Counties – click here
· Ontario County (specifically Ovid, Geneva, Penn Yan, Newark) – click here
While some pharmacies are conducting asymptomatic testing, this is not covered by insurance and will result in out-of-pocket costs.
COVID Test Results
If your child has had a COVID test completed at a URMC lab, please know that it is now taking up to 6 days to get those results.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL OUR OFFICE LOOKING FOR RESULTS!
We understand that you are frustrated while awaiting the results of testing, but please know that we are calling patient families as soon as results are received (either positive or negative).
We thank you for your cooperation!
Yellow Zone Restrictions for Schools
We understand there are many questions about Governor Cuomo’s announcement yesterday regarding the testing of students and staff in the school districts in the Yellow Zone.
We do not have all of the answers yet. We are waiting for additional guidance from the Monroe Country Health Department.
Nasal Swab Tests
This would be a nasal swab just inside the nose, NOT the nasopharyngeal swab that reaches to the far back of the nose.
Exemptions for Testing
At this time, we are NOT writing any exemption letters to avoid this potential testing. There has been no guidance given from the Monroe County Department of Health regarding exemptions to testing. We are awaiting further guidance from the school districts, as well.
We will continue to post any and all information as we obtain it! Please try to be patient with our staff. We are all doing the best we can with the changes that seem to happen hourly!