Tag Archives: Environmental Health

Boil Water Order LIFTED for Town of DeWitt

The Onondaga County Health Department has lifted the Boil Water Order for the residents served by the Town of DeWitt Water Department. The Boil Water Order was issued on Friday, October 4 when test results from routine sampling confirmed the presence of coliform bacteria. The Town of DeWitt Water Department spent the weekend flushing the… Read more >

Boil Water Order for Some Residents of the Town of DeWitt Water Department

The Onondaga County Health Department is issuing a Boil Water Order to some residents and businesses that are served by the Town of Dewitt Water Department. The affected area is outlined on this map. Test results from routine sampling that were received today confirmed the presence of coliform bacteria. The Town of Dewitt will continue… Read more >

Changes to 2019 Rabies Clinic Schedule

The Onondaga County Health Department is announcing changes to the two remaining clinics in the 2019 Rabies Clinic Schedule. The clinics scheduled on October 5 and December 7, 2019 have been rescheduled to the following dates and locations: Thursday, October 24, 2019 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm St. Lucy’s Church 432 Gifford St, Syracuse NY… Read more >

First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Onondaga County for 2019

Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta announced today that the first case of human West Nile virus infection for 2019 was reported in an adult residing in the town of Salina. The patient is still hospitalized and in stable condition. West Nile virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and is… Read more >

Spraying of the Cicero Swamp Rescheduled to Tuesday, September 3rd

Due to public safety issues related to events over the holiday weekend, Onondaga County Health Department has rescheduled the aerial spraying of the Cicero Swamp and immediate surrounding areas to Tuesday, September 3, 2019 after 6:00 pm. Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta explained that, “We appreciate the public’s patience as we consider many… Read more >

Spraying of the Cicero Swamp Postponed Due to Wind Conditions

Onondaga County Health Department has postponed the aerial spraying of the Cicero Swamp and immediate surrounding areas until Saturday, August 31, 2019 due to wind conditions. Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta explained that, “New York State pesticide regulations prohibit the aerial application of pesticides in high wind conditions. We will continue to monitor… Read more >

Spraying of the Cicero Swamp Postponed and Additional Findings of Viruses in Mosquito Pools

Onondaga County Health Department has postponed the aerial spraying of the Cicero Swamp and immediate surrounding areas until Thursday, August 29, 2019 due to unfavorable weather conditions. Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta explained, “I appreciate the public’s patience with our having to postpone aerial spraying. Please be reassured that spraying will take place… Read more >

Spraying of the Cicero Swamp Scheduled for Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Due to the recent findings of EEE virus in mosquitoes in the Cicero Swamp area, aerial spraying of the Cicero Swamp and the immediate surrounding areas will take place on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 after 6:00 pm, weather permitting. If weather or wind conditions are unfavorable on Tuesday, the spraying will be conducted on the… Read more >

Mosquitoes Found Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Viruses

Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta, was notified by the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Laboratory today that mosquitoes from a trap located on Route 298 in the Cicero Swamp area in the town of Cicero have tested positive for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV) and West Nile virus (WNV). Dr.… Read more >

Jamesville Beach Closed for Swimming Due to Visual Presence of Algal Bloom

The Onondaga County Health Department announced today that Jamesville Beach located in the Town of LaFayette is closed for swimming for the remainder of the season due to the visual presence of an algal bloom. Please note that although closed for swimming, the park’s other amenities remain open during normal hours of operation. Algal blooms… Read more >