Other (Free test kits, masking, etc.)

Five free test kits and five free KN95 masks

The Livingston County Department of Health is providing 5 free test kits and 5 free KN95 masks per household (while supplies last): 

  • Livingston County Department of Health at 2 Murray Hill Drive, Mt. Morris, NY 14510
  • The building is open from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday
  • We are unable to mail these items

It is encouraged for residents to continue to get boosters and vaccines, to effectively reduce symptoms and risk of death from contracting COVID-19.  Although some safety precautions have been relaxed, continue hand washing and stay tuned for future alerts for additional prevention guidelines.   

Always get tested/test when not feeling well. Please stay home and away from others if tested positive for COVID-19.  

For general questions, please contact the Livingston County Department of Health at: 585-243-7270.   


Masking Updates (as of 5/3/22)

On May 3, the CDC released a statement reinforcing the recommendation that everyone age 2 and older should wear a well-fitting mask or high filtration mask when indoors on public transportation and at transportation hubs–especially older adults and people with underlying health conditions. The CDC recommendations on mask-wearing on public transportation are based on the latest scientific data on COVID-19 and current and projected trends in the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Level Framework. 

Schools:

  • NYS lifted the universal indoor masking for Pre-K-12 schools effective March 2, 2022.  Decisions to increase protective measures can be made by local health departments guided by local conditions.  
  • HOWEVER, masking is required based on the following reasons:

School Buses/Vans:

Masks are also not required on school buses or vans.  However, when potential exposure and after 5 days of isolation, masks should continue to be worn in busses/vans and at school for days 6-10. 

Businesses/Organizations:

  • It is up to individual businesses to determine and enforce mask wearing. The public is expected to comply.

Masking requirements are still in effect at: 

  • state-regulated healthcare settings; 
  • homeless shelters; 
  • state-regulated adult care facilities; 
  • correctional facilities; 
  • domestic violence centers;
  • buses and bus stations.

NYS will continue to distribute tests, masks, vaccines, and retain the flexibility to re-examine and make adjustments as needed.

 NYS will not stand for harassment against anyone or business that still choses to wear or require masks.