Monthly Archives: August 2020

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Local Church and Business

The Onondaga County Health Department received confirmation on August 21, 2020 that an attendee at a local church and an employee at a local pub have tested positive for COVID-19. The potential exposures occurred at the following: Slavic Full Gospel Church, 3528 East Genesee Street, Syracuse Sunday, August 9, 9:00 am service and luncheon following… Read more >

Potential Exposure to Hepatitis A Virus in a Local Restaurant

The Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) has confirmed a new case of hepatitis A virus infection in a local restaurant worker. OCHD was notified on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 that an employee who handles food at PF Chang’s at Destiny USA was diagnosed with the hepatitis A virus. An investigation was immediately initiated. Anyone who… Read more >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Local Churches

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that individuals who attended services at four local churches have tested positive for COVID-19. The potential exposures occurred at the following church services: First Ukrainian Pentecostal Church, 3875 Warners Road, Syracuse Sunday, August 2, 9:00 am service and 12:00 noon service The individual attending service was not wearing… Read more >

Spraying of the Cicero Swamp Scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Due to the recent findings of EEE virus in mosquitoes in the Cicero Swamp area, aerial spraying of the Cicero Swamp and the immediate surrounding areas will take place on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 after 6:00 pm, weather permitting. If weather or wind conditions are unfavorable on Wednesday, the spraying will be conducted on the… Read more >

Jamesville Beach Closed for Swimming Due to Visual Presence of Algal Bloom

The Onondaga County Health Department announced today that Jamesville Beach located in the Town of LaFayette is closed for swimming due to the visual presence of an algal bloom. Water sampling will be conducted to confirm there are no toxins before the beach is reopened. Please note that this does not affect the park’s other… Read more >

Additional Findings of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in Mosquito Pools, Spraying of Cicero Swamp Planned

Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta, was notified today of four additional findings of Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV) in mosquito pools collected from a trap located on Route 298 in the Cicero Swamp area in the town of Cicero. This is the same location as the previous finding. Dr. Gupta explains that “EEE … Read more >

Annual Elimination of Water Chestnuts in the Seneca River

The Onondaga County Health Department will begin to reduce the number of water chestnuts in the Seneca River in the Baldwinsville and Three Rivers areas beginning Monday, August 10, 2020. Water chestnuts are plants that are rooted in the river bottom. Water chestnuts spread quickly and their seeds can remain dormant for several years making… Read more >