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 are reported by the State of New York and distributed daily by the Governor’s Office.

Extension of Onondaga County Local Orders 1, 9, 12, 13 & 15.

  • Local Emergency Order No. 1 Pertaining to Purchase Cards
  • Local Emergency Order No. 9 Pertaining to Criminal Enforcement and Business Violations
  • Local Emergency Order No. 12 Pertaining to Face Coverings at the County Workplace
  • Local Emergency Order No. 13 Pertaining to Outdoor Dining
  • Local Emergency Order No. 15 Pertaining to Employers Obligation to Report to Health Department Test Positive for COVID
Syracuse University Testing
Tests administered (campus) in last 10 days: 

These are counts of tests conducted within Syracuse University’s student and employee populations (updated 10-12-20). See the full data dashboard at syracuse.edu/covid-dashboard/. Links to other college testing data will be added here as they become publicly available.

Onondaga County Confirmed COVID-19 Cases to Date
New Cases
Total Cases
Active Cases
Recovered Cases
Confirmed Deaths
Presumed Deaths

COVID-19 Dashboards

Onondaga County maintains two COVID-19 Dashboards displaying cases by municipality and by ZIP code (within the city of Syracuse). 

These dashboards are accessible by clicking the buttons to the right. Please note the Syracuse ZIP code dashboard includes only cases that fall within the boundary of the City of Syracuse and do not reflect all cases within that zip code.

Editor’s Note: The numbers within the African American community are disproportionately high. Hopefully, the graphs will give you an idea as to how COVID -19 has spread within the African American community in both the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County.

Onondaga County Health Department Dashboard Charts “Click” on Image to enlarge. 


DATA SOURCE: All data presented above are from the Onondaga County Health Department. Please note data are provisional and represent data available at the time of report.