Onondaga County and the Battle Against COVID-19 High Daily Numbers and Preparing for Vaccine Distribution

County has experienced a growing number of daily cases reported as Local Emergency Orders are Extended

Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon gives his briefing on COVID-19. Today’s briefing includes information regarding vaccines. Many of our front-line workers are receiving the vaccine. Next will be our nursing homes. McMahon outlines new methods for contact tracing, including text messaging.

He also touched briefly on the new stimulus package emerging from Washington. Outlining several bullet items; PPP program for small business owners, Rent relief – related to those impacted by the pandemic and Schools & Colleges. The County Executive is clearly frustrated by the lack of funding for state and local governments.

J. Ryan McMahon II County Executive

McMahon, “we’re happy that this will help potentially deal with any budgetary holes that these schools and colleges had. Obviously, we’re very disappointed that local governments continue to be used as a bargaining chip. Being one of the largest employers in the community that has been fighting this pandemic, being the front-line employer fighting the pandemic, not to get the help we need is kinda ridiculous at this point.” McMahon’s states that lost revenue alone for Onondaga County is around 100 million going into 2021. “We had to make a lot of difficult decisions, you need to look at all employers, not just your favorite employers.”

The following are numbers of COVID-19 cases in Onondaga County

Monday, December 21 #COVID19 Press Briefing

  • 17,408 Confirmed cases (+304)
  • 3,459 Active cases (-349)
  • 13,594 Recovered cases (+647)
Extension of Onondaga County Local Orders 1, 9, 12, 13 & 15.

Local Emergency Order of The Onondaga County Executive Issued Pursuant To Proclamation Of Emergency Order No. 1-DDD Issued December 19,2020 Pertaining To Purchase Cards LO #1-DDD (signed)

Local Emergency Order of The Onondaga County Executive Issued Pursuant To Proclamation Of Emergency Order No. 9-ZZ Issued December 20, 2020 Pertaining To Criminal Enforcement And Business Violations LO #9-ZZ (signed)

Local Emergency Order of The Onondaga County Executive Issued Pursuant To Proclamation Of Emergency Order N0.12-PP Issued December 19, 2020 Pertaining To Face Coverings At The County Workplace LO #12-PP (signed)

Local Emergency Order of The Onondaga County Executive Issued Pursuant To Proclamation Of Emergency Order No. 13-00 Issued December 21, 2020 Pertaining To Outdoor Dining LO #13-OO (signed)

Local Emergency Order No. 15-11 Of The Onondaga County Executive Issued December 21, 2020- Pertaining To Employers’ Obligation To Provide Employee Roster To Health Department, If One Or More Employees Test Positive For COVID-19  LO #15-II (signed)