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Governor Cuomo Announces State will Withhold Funds for Localities and Schools in COVID-19 Cluster Zones that Fail to Enforce Public Health Law

Sends Letter Warning Local Governments in Cluster Zones That They Will Lose State Funding If They Fail to Enforce Gathering Limit and School Closure Rules Sends Separate Letter Warning Public and Private Schools in Cluster Zones That They Will Lose State Funding If They Do Not Comply with Closure and Testing Rules Positive Testing Rate More »



Onondaga County Executive’s October 13, 2020 COVID-19 Update; Rates within African American Community, Local Emergency Orders Extended, Syracuse University Testing and School Dashboard Links

The information provided below is an update to the COVID-19 pandemic in Syracuse and Onondaga County. As required by law, Local Emergency Orders must be renewed by the County Executive. This action is preceded by an assessment of data as presented by county and regional health departments. Rates such as percentage within a given county More »


Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Local Businesses; Nibsy’s Pub, Beak and Skiff Apple Orchard, Lowe’s Home Improvement (Syracuse)

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that there is potential COVID-19 exposure at the following local businesses. Members of the public who visited the following locations during the timeframes listed may have been exposed: Two patrons at Nibsy’s Pub, 201 Ulster Street, Syracuse, NY 13204 Friday, October 2, 3pm-5:30pm A patron at Beak and Skiff Apple More »


Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic – October 11, 2020

Full New York State Positivity Rate Drops Below 1 Percent for the First Time Since September 24 to .96 Percent New York State Has Conducted 12 Million COVID-19 Tests   “Red Zone” Focus Area Positivity is 5.74 Percent Yesterday; 6.13 Percent Positivity for Past Week    New York State Positivity Without Red Zone Focus Areas Included is More »


Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic: October 6th


Directs Schools in Hot Spot Zip Codes Identified by New York City to Temporarily Close In-Person Learning Beginning September 7th    Governor to Meet with Communities in Brooklyn, Queens and Rockland, Orange and Nassau Counties to Discuss Religious Gatherings New York State to Oversee Enforcement in Statewide Hot Spot Clusters  20 ZIP Codes in Areas More »


Governor Cuomo Announces New Cluster Action Initiative

Initiative Developed in Consultation with Leading National Public Health Experts—Dr. Noam Ross of EcoHealth Alliance, Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota and Former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden New Initiative Maps Clusters by Density of Cases to Address COVID Hot Spots in Brooklyn, Queens, and Broome, Orange and Rockland Counties Fines for Sponsors of More »



Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that 5 patrons at Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards on Lords Hill Road in LaFayette have tested positive for COVID-19. The 5 individuals, who were at the orchard on Saturday, October 3 from 2:15 to 4:45 pm, were wearing masks at all times except when seated indoors to eat. The individuals More »


Governor Cuomo’s Sept. 5th Update on New York State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Directs Schools in Hot Spot Zip Codes Identified by New York City to Temporarily Close In-Person Learning Beginning Tomorrow   Governor to Meet with Communities in Brooklyn, Queens and Rockland, Orange and Nassau Counties to Discuss Religious Gatherings  New York State to Oversee Enforcement in Statewide Hot Spot Clusters 20 ZIP Codes in Areas with Hot More »