Where Do I Report Positive At-Home COVID Test Results in Hudson Valley?
You are one of the lucky people in the Hudson Valley that has scored a FREE at-home COVID test kit, lucky you!!! But what are you supposed to do if you test positive?
Just about all Hudson Valley counties have offered residents the opportunity to grab FREE at-home COVID-19 tests and if you've gotten one and tested positive, most of our Hudson Valley counties are asking test-takers to please report their results online.
Most counties including Dutchess, Ulster, and Orange have set up online portals, and whatever county you live in is the county you should report your positive result to. The location you received the at-home test kit doesn't matter. You also only need to report your result if it's positive, if you take a test and it's negative you do not need to report it.
The online portals have been set up exclusively for at-home test results. If you took a test at a testing site, those results are automatically sent to each county's health department. All the links you'll need to report results for each Hudson Valley county can be found below.
Dutchess County has set up its online portal to report positive at-home COVID test results. Dutchess County also recommends anyone who tests positive start isolating themselves right away and to isolate for a minimum of 5 days. They are also asking for you to take a picture of the positive at-home test result within 24 hours and report your positive result to the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health. Report positive results here.
Ulster County has set up its online portal to report positive at-home COVID test results. Ulster County is asking for anyone who tests positive at home to take a picture of the positive at-home test result and submit it to the Ulster County Health Department. You can report positive results online here or you can call 845-443-8888.
Orange County has resources available online and is recommending that anyone who tests positive at home to isolate for 5 full days and to wear a well-fitted mask for an additional 5 days around others. Orange County's online portal is available online here.