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COVID-19 Potential Exposure at Mass Gathering

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that two individuals who attended the “Rye Day” party held on June 20, 2020 have tested positive for COVID-19. Hundreds of people gathered for the party that took place from 4:00 to 9:00 pm on Saturday, June 20 in the Near Westside neighborhood at Performance Park near Wyoming… Read more >

New York State ends the use of tobacco coupons, multi-pack discounts as of July 1, 2020

Another big step forward for New Yorkers’ health Beginning July 1, discounts on the sale of all tobacco products, such as coupons and multi-pack price promotions, are prohibited in New York State. The law was passed as part of the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget. Research shows that higher tobacco prices are linked to lower… Read more >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at a Local Business

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that a customer of TisMart Cigar Shop and Lounge located at 5501 Bartell Road, Brewerton has tested positive for COVID-19. The customer was not wearing a face mask while in the establishment on Saturday, June 13 from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Health Department investigators are in the process… Read more >

Fight the Bite: Protect Yourself from Diseases Caused by Ticks and Mosquitoes

As the Onondaga County Health Department continues its efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic in our community, it is important to remember other issues that are affecting our health. The arrival of warm weather brings with it the need to protect ourselves from mosquito- and tick-borne diseases. Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta reminds residents, “While… Read more >

Sale of Flavored E-cigarettes and all Tobacco Sales at Pharmacies End May 18 in New York State

The sale of flavored e-cigarettes ends in New York State this week, as does the sale of all tobacco products in pharmacies. These are huge steps forward in helping New Yorkers live free from nicotine addiction.  The new laws were passed as part of the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget. New York becomes the second… Read more >

Potential Exposure at Eight Local Businesses

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed eight more locations of potential COVID-19 exposures from a shopper at each of the locations listed. Members of the public who shopped at the following stores on the days and times listed may have been exposed: Mavis Muffler, 404 Oswego Street in Liverpool Saturday, May 2: 11:00 to… Read more >