SKANEATELES, NY ― Scott DeWolf, a father of two and corrections officer at Auburn state prison, came home from work one day in November 2020 feeling lousy. When he woke up the next morning, he had lost his sense of taste and smell. The 52-year-old Skaneateles man suspected Covid-19, figuring...
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.
The ongoing spread of the delta variant is claiming lives and threatening a return to normalcy in the United States. So far, 659,336 Americans have died from the virus — more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined. In the Syracuse metropolitan area, located in New […]
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Nearly 100 people are in Syracuse hospitals with COVID-19, just one week away from the deadline for healthcare workers in New York state to get the COVID-19 vaccine or lose their jobs. Over the past three days, four people in Onondaga County died from COVID-19. They ranged...
Syracuse, N.Y. — Two more Onondaga County residents have died of Covid-19, County Executive Ryan McMahon said today. A man in his 40s and a woman in her 70s who died both had serious underlying conditions, McMahon said in a tweet. Hospitalizations dropped to 95 from 96 the day before,...
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.
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.
The Cayuga County Health Department has released data showing that Wednesday there were 72 new cases of COVID-19. The last time they were this high was Jan. 21 at 82 cases. There are currently 320 active cases, the highest in 8 months. 44 of the 72 new cases reported Wednesday...
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.
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.
CENTRAL NEW YORK (WSYR-TV) — Local counties have been seeing more deaths and patients in the ICU due to COVID this month. Here is your daily update on what the numbers look like. So far, Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon announced the death of two county neighbors, a man in...
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:
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MARCELLUS, N.Y. — Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon will provide a COVID-19 update during a community briefing at 1 p.m. on Thursday. In a Wednesday tweet, McMahon said the county will unveil a new COVID-19 booster shot plan. McMahon hopes the booster shot plan will be ready by the time...
Northwoods Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a nursing home in Moravia, is on its way to having a vast majority of its staff vaccinated. But there are a handful of employees who will resign due to the state COVID-19 vaccine mandate. That's the reality for health care facilities in Cayuga County...