Category Archives: Press Releases

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 Exposure at Local Businesses

We are experiencing an increase in cases in Onondaga County, so it is crucial that residents be diligent and continue to do their part to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that employees and patrons at 5 local businesses have tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who… Read more >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Local Businesses

We are experiencing an increase in cases in Onondaga County, so it is crucial that residents be diligent and continue to do their part to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that employees and patrons at 5 local businesses have tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who… 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 >

Tobacco-Free CNY Brings Attention to the Marketing of Menthol on Seen Enough Tobacco Day

New York State has taken huge steps forward in the past year to help New Yorkers live free from nicotine addiction. However, the use of flavors in tobacco products still has a harmful impact on health. One flavor in particular, menthol, makes it easier to start and harder to quit.[1] Tobacco-Free CNY, a program that… Read more >