Anyone can now get tested for COVID-19. Call your primary care physician, search for a test site near you, or visit one of the test sites below.

Anyone who is tested and is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 must self-quarantine until they receive a negative test result. Individuals with negative test results will be notified by the office/clinic that provided the test and may end quarantine at that time unless they are already under quarantine as a contact to a positive case–it is not possible to “test out early” of mandatory quarantine in this case.

What if I test positive?
If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be placed under an order of mandatory isolation. You must stay home and avoid contact with others at all times, including members of your own household. You must remain in isolation for at least 10 days and have a temperature of under 100 degrees for three days in a row before being released from isolation. The isolation period is typically 10 days from symptom onset (or from the date of the positive test if you are asymptomatic).

Those identified as close contacts will be placed in a Mandatory Order of Quarantine for at least 10 days. Learn more about isolation and quarantine here.

Asymptomatic Testing – The Oncenter
NOTE: This registration is for asymptomatic people only. If you are a contact of a case and are under quarantine, you should NOT register for this Oncenter location–please register for one of the Symptomatic/Exposure testing options below or through your primary care doctor. Appointments are required, click here to register.

  • Oncenter Convention Center, 800 S. State Street, Syracuse.
  • Enter at the corner of Montgomery and Harrison Streets.
  • There is no out-of-pocket cost for testing at this location.
  • Please note that children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Positive results are called within one hour of testing; negative results are emailed within 24 hours.
  • Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your appointment time.

 

Asymptomatic Testing – Community Locations
NOTE: This registration is for asymptomatic people only. If you are a contact of a case and are under quarantine, you should NOT register for these community locations–please register for one of the Symptomatic/Exposure testing options below or through your primary care doctor. Appointments are required, click here to register.

  • There is no out-of-pocket cost for testing at these community locations.
  • Exact locations are available upon registration. Additional locations will be added as they are planned.
  • Please note that children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Positive results are called within one hour of testing; negative results are emailed within 24 hours.
  • Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your appointment time.

 


Symptomatic/Exposure Testing (Including for K-12 Schools)
Testing is available through Cayuga Health for Onondaga County residents who are symptomatic or have had direct exposure to a positive case. Please note, this is now a walk-in clinic; it is no longer a drive-through. Appointments are required, click here to register.

Monday-Friday, 9am to 2pm
CNY Regional Market F-Shed, 2100 Park Street, Syracuse (please enter from NBT Bank Parkway)


On-Site Proactive Testing for Schools

Onondaga County is offering on-site proactive asymptomatic testing to teachers and staff at school districts throughout Onondaga County. School districts will announce when testing is available at each school building.

  • This is pooled saliva testing. Testing is voluntary and there are no out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Pre-registration is required at suny-covid-test.com
  • Pooled results are provided to each building. Anyone part of a positive pool will require individual testing (the same specimen will be utilized and another test does not need to be performed). Insurance information is collected to pay for all necessary individual testing.