Coronavirus Resource - CDC
For the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus situation, please see the CDC's website.
Enhanced Visitation Policy
In an effort to protect our patients, families, visitors and staff against the spread of infection, and in accordance with New York State Department of Health guidance, Kaleida Health has implemented an enhanced visitation policy at all sites, effective immediately. This does not apply to those seeking treatment.See Policy
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Coronavirus News Updates
- Mini Grand Rounds - Go Masked or Go Home: Why Face Masks Could Prevent Another Lockdown
Join us on Wednesday, July 8 from 7:30-8 a.m. for Mini Grand Rounds featuring Dr. Peter Winkelstein, Dr. Matthew Bonner, Dr. Gabriel Anaya and Sarah Mullins as they discuss the importance of face masks in the battle against COVID-19.
- Buffalo News: Some younger patients with Covid-19 are suffering strokes
- Medically Speaking Coronavirus Special Edition Featuring John Schroeder, DPT, PT
- Mini Grand Rounds: Has COVID-19 Gone Viral on Mental Health? Impact on Healthcare Workers with Dr. David Kaye
- Previous Mini Grand Rounds: COVID-19 Series Available
- Amherst Bee: Kaleida Health physicians concerned by continued drop in local ER visits
- ConnectLife Expands Guidelines for Blood Donation
- Last Chance for Free Uber Rides: New Hours for Uber Code Phone Line
With Governor Cuomo’s mandate to test all long-term care employees and residents — along with an increase in the number of surgeries and procedures being performed at Kaleida Health’s hospitals — we have shifted our collection strategy to ensure fast and efficient turnaround times for our inpatients, emergency room patients, surgical patients, long-term care residents and employees. As more public testing sites have come online, Kaleida Health is no longer offering collection sites to the public.
If you need COVID-19 testing, please see the list of public testing locations on the Erie County Department of Health website
COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Kaleida Health Laboratories is now offering COVID-19 antibody testing to our community. The COVID-19 antibody test is obtained through a blood draw and seeks to detect antibodies that form after exposure to the coronavirus.
Positive antibody tests are important against the fight of COVID-19 as they are a key metric in the government’s phased re-opening plan of New York State.
Anyone is eligible for COVID-19 antibody testing upon obtaining a prescription from your primary care provider.
Your results will be provided within 3-4 days, through the Patient Portal of the MyKaleida mobile app or your primary care doctor. If you have questions about your results, please contact your primary care doctor as a positive result does not guarantee immunity to the virus.
To start the process click Schedule Appointment button below.