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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Oncenter Rescheduled

The Onondaga County Health Department Vaccine Clinic at the Oncenter Convention Center* scheduled for Monday, February 15, 2021 is being rescheduled to Tuesday, February 16. All individuals who have an appointment at the Oncenter clinic on Monday, February 15 will be rescheduled for Tuesday, February 16; the appointment time will not change. This affects anyone… Read more >

FREE Tests to Detect Cervical Cancer Are Available

All women are at risk for cervical cancer, but it occurs most often in women over the age of 30. In the United States, approximately 13,000 (2017:12,831) women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. Cervical cancer is preventable with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and regular screening tests (Pap test and HPV test) and… Read more >

Rise in Opioid Overdoses in Onondaga County

Over the last year, there has been a significant increase in the number of fatal opioid overdoses in Onondaga County. From January through September 2020 there was a 40% increase in opioid overdose deaths compared to the same time period in 2019 (121 deaths vs 86 deaths, respectively). The pandemic has exacerbated the opioid epidemic,… Read more >

Dog Positive for Rabies After Encounter with Raccoon

Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta announced today that a dog in Onondaga County has tested positive for rabies after an encounter with a wild raccoon while on a walk with its owner. This dog, a household pet, was not up-to-date on its rabies vaccinations and began having seizures and a change in behavior… Read more >

Additional Potential COVID-19 Exposures at Local Bar

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that another employee at the Change of Pace Sports Bar located at 1809 Grant Boulevard in Syracuse has tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who were at the bar between the hours of 6pm-10pm on Wednesday, October 21 or Thursday the 22nd may have been exposed.… Read more >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Local Restaurant

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that an employee at Prime Steak House located at 101 East Water Street, Syracuse has tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who visited the restaurant on Monday, October 19 between the hours of 3:30pm and 6:30pm may have been exposed. Health Department investigators are in the… Read more >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Local Market

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that an employee at South Avenue Market located at 1504 South Avenue, Syracuse has tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who visited the market on Wednesday, October 21 or Thursday the 22nd between the hours of 8:00pm and 10pm may have been exposed. Health Department investigators… Read more >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Three Local Bars

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that employees at three local bars have tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who visited the following locations during the timeframes listed may have been exposed: Change of Pace Sports Bar, 1809 Grant Blvd, Syracuse Saturday, October 17, 2:30pm -10pm Sunday, October 18, 2:30pm -10pm Jammer’s… Read more >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Two Local Restaurants

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that employees at two local restaurants have tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who visited the following locations during the timeframes listed may have been exposed: Applebee’s Grill + Bar, 3975 Route 31, Liverpool • Monday, October 12, 6 am-5 pm • Tuesday, October 13, 7… Read more >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Gemelli’s Pizzeria

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that an employee at Gemelli’s Pizzeria located at 4543 West Seneca Turnpike in Syracuse has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee worked Wednesday, October 7 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and Thursday, October 8 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Health Department investigators are in the process of identifying… Read more >