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How to report a positive result from your at-home test kit

Monroe County and New York State have both provided at-home COVID test kits for students and school staff.

 

If you get a positive result from one of those kits, or from a test done at a pharmacy, testing site, or healthcare office, the county is asking you to fill out this online form: https://healthcalls.monroecounty.gov/hometest

 

This form will provide information to you on how long you should stay at home and when you can return to school. It will give you the necessary paperwork in order to come back into the classroom/office after a 5-day isolation period.

 

After filling out all of the information requested, an electronic isolation order will be generated. This information will also serve as your release documentation as your isolation period ends.

 

For home tests, a photo image of your positive test result is required.

This form, or a screenshot or forwarded email of it, should be provided to the school at the end of the 5-day isolation as long as the student/staff member has no fever and their symptoms have gone away or gotten significantly better.


The Monroe County Department of Public Health outlines a few exceptions:

  • If you continue to have symptoms you must stay in isolation for up to 10 days. If your symptoms are improving, you can leave isolation and you MUST wear a well-fitting mask for an additional 5 days.
  • If you CANNOT wear a well-fitting mask, you must isolate for 10 days.
  • If you are moderately - to severely - immunocompromised, you must isolate for 10 days.