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Officials say they don’t have enough COVID-19 tests in Cayuga County

Officials in Cayuga County say they are worried about having enough access to COVID-19 testing supplies as the fall continues onward.

Two high-ranking officials in Cayuga told The Citizen in separate interviews that they are concerned about the availability of tests, as well as frustrations around state guidance that increases demand for testing.


“We don’t have enough in our county,” Cayuga County Public Health Director Kathleen Cuddy said at the board of health meeting this week. “We don’t have enough access.”

The County has requested rapid tests, which yield results in 15 minutes. They have also requested a state-sponsored testing site, which would come at no charge to individuals.

There are currently some around the state, but none in Cayuga County or the immediate surrounding area.


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