Category Archives: Press Releases

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 >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Local Businesses

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Local Businesses The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that there is potential COVID-19 exposure at the following local businesses. Members of the public who visited the following locations during the timeframes listed may have been exposed: Two patrons at Nibsy’s Pub, 201 Ulster Street, Syracuse, NY 13204 Friday, October 2,… Read more >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Steve’s Restaurant

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that an employee of Steve’s Restaurant located at 401 Milton Avenue, Syracuse NY 13204 has tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who were at Steve’s Restaurant on Monday, October 5th between the hours of 8am and 1pm and Tuesday, October 6th between the hours of 6pm… Read more >

Infant Deaths in Central New York Can Be Prevented

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. October is SIDS Awareness Month, and while Onondaga County has seen an overall decrease in the rate of infant deaths since the 1990s, this decrease has… Read more >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that 5 patrons at Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards on Lords Hill Road in LaFayette have tested positive for COVID-19. The 5 individuals, who were at the orchard on Saturday, October 3 from 2:15 to 4:45 pm, were wearing masks at all times except when seated indoors to… Read more >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Nail Salon in Destiny USA

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that two employees of BV Nails located in Destiny USA in Syracuse have tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who were at BV Nails on Tuesday, September 29 between the hours of 10am and 7pm may have been exposed. Health Department investigators are in the process… Read more >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Cicero Nail Salon

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that four employees of Healthy Nails and Spa, located at 7999 Brewerton Road in Cicero, have tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who were at Healthy Nails and Spa on September 26, 28, 29, and 30 between the hours of 10am and 7pm may have been… Read more >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Party, Local Restaurant/Bar

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that a guest at a party and two patrons at a local restaurant/bar have tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who were at the following locations during the timeframes listed may have been exposed. Party at a private residence, Boston Street in Syracuse Saturday, September 19,… Read more >

Don’t forget your flu vaccine this year!

This fall, please remember to get your flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older receive an annual flu vaccine. Everyone should be vaccinated yearly because immunity to flu viruses declines over time and circulating flu strains often change from year to year. It is especially… Read more >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure on Hayride at Local Farm

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that an individual on a hayride at Tim’s Pumpkin Patch at 2901 Rose Hill Road in Marietta has tested positive for COVID-19. The hayride took place on Saturday, September 26 from 4:45 to 5:00 pm. Members of the public who were on the hayride during that timeframe may… Read more >