Late Friday afternoon, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced nine testing sites will open on SUNY and community college campuses across New York. This follows the 20 sites on SUNY campuses the governor has announced throughout the month of January.
Beginning the week of Jan. 18, the Niagara County Community College site will reopen at Building G, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Weekday hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Appointments can be scheduled here.
"Through our winter surge plan, we are building on our ongoing efforts to make testing more widely available, and that includes utilizing our SUNY campus facilities that are equipped to distribute more tests to New Yorkers," Hochul said. "Expanded access to testing will ensure those who are positive with the virus can isolate to limit spread and keep others in their communities well.
“We're turning the corner on this winter surge, but we're not through this yet, so let's continue to use the tools that will help stop the spread: Wear a mask, wash your hands, get your vaccine, your second dose, and your booster. Get tested and stay home if you are sick – we are not powerless."
When Hochul announced her indoor mask mandate on Dec. 10, Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh said, “We continue to seek more testing resources from the state, including reopening the free testing site at NCCC, because we believe identifying and isolating those who test positive is the greatest need right now to reduce the spread.”