Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus News

General Coronavirus Information


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

Providers/Clinical Care Pathways

These documents are intended for providers at Great Lakes Health System of WNY entities and are not intended for the general public. These documents are subject to change as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

COVID-19 Clinical Literature Repository

COVID-19 Testing

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 seeks to detect antibodies that form after exposure to the coronavirus.

COVID-19 antibody testing is available to anyone that may have been exposed to the coronavirus, or previously exhibited symptoms. If you previously exhibited symptoms, it must be at least 21 days post the onset of symptoms in order to qualify for COVID-19 antibody testing.

A prescription from your primary care provider is needed in order to obtain COVID-19 antibody testing.

To start the process click Schedule Appointment button below.

Schedule Appointment

Your results will be provided through the patient portal 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.