Syracuse, NY Coronavirus

Hundreds rally in Syracuse against COVID-19 vaccine mandates

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Hundreds gathered Saturday in Clinton Square, downtown Syracuse to rally against COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Founder of CNY Informed and an Intellectual Property Paralegal Nicole Pruett organized the rally. Pruett said the people gathered for a 'Freedom Revival' because freedom needs to be revived in New York State.
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Mayor Deana Michaels lighting Fulton’s bright future with COVID-relief grant

FULTON – For a city whose slogan was mocked into oblivion, one word has made all the difference, and Wednesday, Sept. 8, that word beamed prophetic. The old ‘City With A Future’ now under Mayor Deana Michaels, may well become ‘The City With A Bright Future’ heralded upon the city’s website with Michael’s unveiling of a $400,000 economic development grant available to businesses hurt by COVID.
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Cayuga County tops 600 COVID-19 cases in September, nearly 70% unvaccinated

Midway through September, Cayuga County has already registered its fourth-highest monthly COVID-19 case total of the pandemic. With 46 new cases on Thursday, the county has topped 600 confirmed cases (602). Barring a sudden reduction in the transmission of the virus, September is on track to surpass the 747 confirmed cases in August.

Syracuse University says it will do more to enforce masking, fix Covid protocol mistakes at football games

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse University Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Pete Sala said that fans will experience some changes in the Carrier Dome atmosphere on Saturday as the school attempts to create improved compliance with its masking policies and eliminate loopholes that allowed a small number of fans to avoid having to show proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test during the school’s first football game.

COVID-19 daily cases hit 271, highest since January, with two more deaths in Onondaga Co.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Onondaga County reported 271 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest daily total since January 24. Additionally, two more people passed away from COVID-19, bringing the county's total to 737 since the pandemic began. Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon said a man in his 40's and a woman in her 70's passed away. Both had "serious underlying conditions" he said.

COVID-19 Update: Testing | Contact Tracing | Preventative Health Practice

Three weeks of classes are complete and we are heading into the final weekend of summer. We have performed more than 15,500 surveillance tests on campus this semester, and we currently count 148 active COVID cases on our campus. Given our experience over the first three weeks of the semester, I want to share with you some of what we have learned from the data and our experience to date:

What’s the status of Battle 4 Atlantis with Covid concerns on rise?

Syracuse, N.Y. ― The Syracuse men’s and women’s basketball teams are both slated to participate in this year’s Battle 4 Atlantis tournaments in the Bahamas. However, rising concerns over the coronavirus, especially the Delta variant, have fans wondering about the status of the tournaments as well as any potential travel restrictions.

Syracuse hospital gives back Covid vaccination religious exemptions to employees

Syracuse, N.Y. — St. Joseph’s Health is restoring Covid-19 vaccination religious exemptions for its employees in response to a federal court order. St. Joe’s is the only Syracuse hospital that imposed its own vaccine mandate. But the Catholic hospital, which is part of the Trinity Health national health system, had to rescind those exemptions after the state recently decided not to allow them.