Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Last Updated: July 22, 2020 at 9:16 a.m.

Chautauqua County Statistics

Covid 19 Data



COVID-19 infection testing is available with an order from your physician at UPMC Chautauqua’s Jones Hill campus and at The Chautauqua Center’s Jamestown and Dunkirk locations, and at Westfield Memorial Hospital. COVID-19 infection and antibody testing is available at the WellNow Urgent Care Centers in Jamestown, Lakewood, and Dunkirk. 

All persons with symptoms of COVID-19 are encouraged to contact their healthcare provider and get tested for COVID-19. All essential workers with or without symptoms can also request to be tested per updated CDC and state guidelines.

COVID-19 Testing Next Steps - This flyer provides instruction on what steps to take after being tested for COVID-19.

Masks- it's the law

Reopening New York

Reopening New York

Press Releases


Official State and Federal Information Outlets
Business Guidance (State and Local)
Emotional Distress Assistance
  • COVID-19 Emotional Support
    New  York State COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline
    844-863-9314 for mental health counseling
  • Urgent Care Tele-Psych Service Provided by Jamestown Psychiatric
    During the COVID-19 surge, Jamestown Psychiatric is offering our Online Psychiatry Urgent Care service (via Tele-Psych) to all our community members.
    Patients / Clinics can call our Psychiatry Urgent Care phone line 716-708-1101 any time between 10am till 6pm EST to schedule urgent appointments within a few hours of request with our Psychiatrists.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2,” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing, and staying home if you are ill.



This pandemic is far from being over.  A message from Chautauqua County Public Health Director, Christine Schuyler:

Bill Nye (The Science Guy) shows you how masks work and why they save lives:



Chautauqua County Division of Public Health