Baskin Announces New East Side COVID-19 Testing Site

Erie County Legislature Chairwoman April Baskin, 2nd District Legislator, has secured a new testing site on Buffalo’s East Side for COVID-19 diagnostic testing at Kensington Olmsted High School, located at 319 Suffolk. The Leroy Coles Library site closed on June 5th to give the library time to prepare for normal operations as Erie County enters Phase 2 & 3 of the New York Forward reopening plan. Kaleida Health, the strategic partner operating the East Delavan site, has also refocused their testing on nursing facility residents and staff.

“It was very important to me that the Erie County Department of Health maintained a site in the 14215 zip code to ensure that we were still offering the services our residents need to stay safe and healthy. This new site will operate weekly on Thursdays until July 2 and possibly longer if the community need is there,” stated Baskin.

Baskin and Buffalo Public Schools negotiated with the Erie County Department of Health to secure a site at the Kensington Olmsted High School, located at 319 Suffolk Street. Tests are available by appointment only, but there is no prescription required. All interested residents should call (716) 858-2929 to make an appointment to be tested at this site for an active infection. Tests are available even if you do not have symptoms. The Kensington site is currently accepting appointments