Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pool Testing Plan

COVID-19 pool testing at JCC

Jamestown Community College has developed a COVID-19 pool testing plan using saliva samples for the health and safety of our Jayhawks. JCC will collaborate with the Chautauqua County Health Department to perform individual COVID-19 testing on an as-needed basis. JCC's pool testing and fall 2020 departure testing plans have been reviewed and accepted by SUNY.

Pool testing provides fast, reliable, and secure data about the presence of COVID-19 in saliva samples. The technique mixes 12 individual samples into a batch, and the batch is then tested.

  • If the batch is negative, the samples in the batch are negative.
  • If the batch is positive, then each sample needs to be tested individually to determine which sample(s) is/are positive.

Students and employees will be pool tested, including:

  • Residence hall students
  • Commuter students
  • Employees

Please note: changes in pool sizes and frequencies may occur as a result of pool testing trends.

Pre-registration is required for pool testing. We recommend that you register at least 24 hours before the pool testing date. Register online or if you are unable to register online, contact the Health Center (716.338.1013 or 716.338.1077).

On your testing day, you will arrive at your designated station and time. JCC attendants will guide you through each step. After you complete the initial screening, you’ll receive your saliva swab collection kit and work with JCC attendants to collect your saliva.

  • You must arrive with your username and password that you used to register. You must also arrive with your photo ID.
  • 3 hours before reporting to testing: do not brush your teeth or use mouthwash.
  • 30 minutes before reporting to testing: do not eat or drink anything, including chewing gum, mints or lozenges. Do not smoke, vape, or use smokeless tobacco products.
  • Absolutely no congregating at the pool testing stations, everyone must maintain social distancing, and masks are required.
Pool testing dates, locations, and times
Date Location Time
Wednesday, February 17 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, February 17 Dunkirk 8-9 a.m.
Wednesday, February 17 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 23 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, February 23 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24 Dunkirk 8-9 a.m.
Wednesday, February 24 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 2 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 3 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 3 Dunkirk 8-9 a.m.
Wednesday, March 3 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 9 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 9 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 10 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 10 Dunkirk 8-9 a.m.
Wednesday, March 10 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 16 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 16 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 17 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 17 Dunkirk 8-9 a.m.
Wednesday, March 17 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 23 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 23 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 24 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 24 Dunkirk 8-9 a.m.
Wednesday, March 24 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 30 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 30 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 31 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 31 Dunkirk 8-9 a.m.
Wednesday, March 31 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 6 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 6 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 7 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 7 Dunkirk 8-9 a.m.
Wednesday, April 7 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 13 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 13 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14 Dunkirk 8-9 a.m.
Wednesday, April 14 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 20 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 20 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21 Dunkirk 8-9 a.m.
Wednesday, April 21 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 27 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 28 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 28 Dunkirk 8-9 a.m.
Wednesday, April 28 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 4 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5 Dunkirk 8-9 a.m.
Wednesday, May 5 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 11 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 11 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 12 Olean DEPOT 8-9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 12 Dunkirk 8-9 a.m.
Wednesday, May 12 Jamestown, CARN A & B 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Your pool will be sent to SUNY Upstate, where COVID results will be determined within 24-48 hours. SUNY Upstate Medical University and JCC will maintain a list of students and employees and their results.

If the pool is negative:

  • All individuals in the pool are presumed to be negative for COVID-19.

If the pool is positive:

  • Individuals in the pool will be required to quarantine until further results are obtained. This could take up to 24 hours.
  • These pooled individuals will be instructed to contact a healthcare provider.

Only positive test results will be communicated to individuals by JCC's health center.