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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Everyone, even people who are young and healthy, must stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19. You should:

  • Stay at home and avoid all non-essential contact with others.
  • Limit trips for groceries, gas and other essentials.
  • If you must go out, stay at least 6 feet away from others at all times.


Continue to wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, disinfect surfaces, and stay informed. Information and guidance related to COVID-19 changes daily. We are continually updating the resources below to provide easy access to accurate and timely local information. Also regulary visit the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites for statewide and national news about COVID-19.


Onondaga County Updates

See the most recent COVID-19 update below. All updates, press briefings, and announcements related to the local COVID-19 situation are archived here.


Confirmed Cases

COVID-19 Assessment Tool

Executive Order

Medical Volunteers


Information and

Local Resources

Upstate Triage Line:


New York State Department

of Health COVID-19 Hotline:


Senior, Healthcare Worker

and Adult Nutrition Hotline:


Child Care Solutions:


Donations of Personal

Protective Equip. (PPE):





Senior Shopping

Hours, Age 60+

Price Chopper:

6am to 7am Daily


Tuesdays and Thursdays

6am to 7:30am


Wednesdays 7am to 8am

Dollar General:

8am to 9am Daily

Friday, March 27 Press Briefing: Number of cases rose by 12, bringing the total to 123; 5 cases in teenagers--youth are not invincible; continue social distancing--no parties, no play dates, no pick-up games!



Testing for COVID-19
If you develop symptoms such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19, stay home and call your doctor. If you are older, have severe underlying medical conditions, or are immunocompromised, call your doctor early, even if your illness is mild. In an emergency call 911. Your doctor will determine if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and order the test if needed.


If you do not have a doctor and have questions, symptoms, or may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, call Upstate University Hospital's Triage Line at 315.464.3979 and you will be advised about testing. The line is open 7am to 11pm each day.


TEST RESULTS: Patients will be notified of negative test results by the office that administered their test. By emergency order, anyone who is tested must self-quarantine until they receive a negative test result. If you were tested at the Syracuse Community Health Center (SCHC) triage site, you can check your results on the Quest Diagnostics website. If you received a test at any Upstate hospital/clinic, you can check your results in your MyChart account.


The Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) receives notification of positive results only from the New York State Department of Health, and patients are notified immediately. Positive individuals are placed under isolation and monitoring, and OCHD begins contact tracing and notification of close contacts.



Tip Sheet (PDF):

Help spread the word! Share this electronic/printable flyer about protecting yourself from COVID-19 and stopping the spread of germs. Languages available to date: 

English  | Spanish  | Bengali  | Chinese  | Haitian  | Korean  | Russian


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