Category Archives: Press Releases

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Local Business, Public Transit

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that an employee at Walmart in East Syracuse has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual used Centro bus lines for transportation to and from work on certain days, outlined below. Members of the public who visited the Walmart store at 6438 Basile Rowe in East Syracuse on these… Read more >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Two Local Businesses

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that an employee at Cricket Wireless in DeWitt and a shopper at Price Chopper on Erie Boulevard in Syracuse have tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who visited these stores on these days and times may have been exposed: Cricket Wireless, Empire Plaza, 3150 Erie Boulevard… Read more >

Keeping Families Healthy During Difficult Times

Being separated from our friends, extended family, and the rest of the community during this COVID-19 pandemic can be especially hard if you’re pregnant or taking care of a new baby or young children. Pregnant women, mothers, and fathers may not have the support they would normally have. The Onondaga County Health Department is just… Read more >

Potential Exposure at Multiple Community Businesses

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in employees of two area Walgreens locations, a Kinney Drugs, and Hallinan’s Wine and Liquor. Members of the public who visited the below locations on the following days and times may have been exposed: Walgreens at 4001 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13205 on the… Read more >

First COVID-19 Death in Onondaga County

The Onondaga County Health Department has received notification of a confirmed COVID-19 death, the first in Onondaga County. “I am deeply saddened for the family of this individual who are experiencing this loss. This sad news proves how important it is to take measures to protect ourselves, our families, and our community,” said Dr. Indu… Read more >

Potential Exposure of COVID-19 at Bethany Baptist Church

An individual who attended Bethany Baptist Church located at 149 Beattie Street, Syracuse on Sunday, March 15, 2020 has tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who were in the church building that day may have been exposed. UPDATE: This individual attended the 11:00 am service on March 15. Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr.… Read more >