The Erie County Department of Health announced that it has two walk-in COVID-19 testing sites for residents. No need to make an appointment if you need to know your COVID-19 status. With these two new locations, you can simply walk-in to get tested. Currently, the 7-day average COVID-19 positivity rate is 12.36%, while the statewide rate is 6.64%, as of January 30, 2022. There were 6 deaths due to COVID-19 in Erie County.

The first location is the Jesse Nash Health Center at 608 William Street in Buffalo, which is expanding its operation. You can get a walk-in or drive-up test on weekdays from 9 am to 3 pm. The site will accept appointments, but not required, even though it is a walk-in site.

The second testing site is at the Erie County Fire Training Academy, located at 3359 Broadway in Cheektowaga. Free drive-through testing is accepted without an appointment. Hours of operation at this site vary, so please call ahead at (716) 858-2929.

The sites will offer the COVID-19 PCR test, where you can get your results within 1 to 3 business days. It will also offer the rapid COVID-19 ID Now test, where you can get your results on-site.

Available tests will include, with results available in 1-3 business days, and a rapid COVID-19 ID Now test, with results available on-site.

You can always call the Erie County DOH's COVID-19 line at (716) 858-2929. If you still aren't vaccinated, you can get information online here. There are many pop-up vaccination events scheduled for February.

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