CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Oneida County COVID-19 Dashboard

The Oneida County COVID-19 Dashboard includes data on testing, hospitalizations, deaths, recoveries as well as call volumes and quarantines.

 

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

 

Oneida County Health Department COVID-19 hotline: 315-798-5431


Oneida County Department of Family and Community Services’ helpline: 315-798-5439


2019 Novel Coronavirus Hotline – New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)
* Call 1-888-364-3065 for Information about Coronavirus


 

                

 

Most Recent COVID-19 Update September 18, 2020

 

Oneida County COVID-19 Update Briefing Archive
 

View the Public Notices of Potential Contact

COVID-19 Testing

Click here for more information on testing.

New York State Test Site at Griffiss

Diagnostic COVID-19 testing is available to anyone who requests it at Griffiss International Airport. Appointments are required by calling 1-888-364-3065.

Click here for more information and to find additional New York State testing sites.

If someone in your house gets sick,

  • Call your primary healthcare provider.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Use a separate room and bathroom for sick household members (if possible).
  • Wash hands regularly. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Disinfect surfaces and objects in the house (i.e. tables, doorknobs, light switches, remotes).
  • Avoid sharing personal items like utensils, TV remotes, food and drinks.
  • If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, call 911 and get medical attention immediately. In adults, emergency warning signs* include:

*** Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
*** Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
*** New confusion or inability to rouse
*** Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any symptom that is severe or concerning.

* For more information about disinfection methods and products

COVID-19 Multilingual Information

Gym and Fitness Center Reopening

The Oneida County Health Department is in the process of amassing a database of all gyms and fitness centers in the area — including those in higher education facilities and hotels —and is seeking information from business owners so that it can verify their New York State-mandated safety plans are in place and inspect the premises.

Prior to reopening on the first eligible date of Aug. 24, 2020, gym and fitness business owners must:

Once all of those steps are completed, the county Health Department will perform an inspection prior to the Sept. 2, 2020 deadline set by New York State.
 

Oneida County Public Face Covering Information

To read the Oneida County Public Health Order on face coverings, please click here.

Signage for Businesses to Post

 

Mohawk Valley/Central New York Restart Flow Chart

 

Complaint Forms Available to Report Violations of Coronavirus Mandates
NYS Department of Labor

The New York State Department of Labor says a complaint can be filed against an employer for the following reasons:

* You are being forced to work at a business that is not allowed to operate
* You are being forced to work for a business that is allowed to operate, however:

** You do not perform an essential function
** Your employer is making you report to a worksite when your job could be performed from home
** Your employer is not taking proper safety and health precautions (see above)
** You have particular concerns because you or a family member are part of a vulnerable population (i.e. underlying health conditions or over 70)

* Your employer has failed to pay you wages owed for hours worked, earned sick pay or paid time off
* Your employer has threatened or fired you for reasons related to COVID-19
* You qualify for COVID-19 paid sick leave and your employer refuses to pay it
* Your employer is forcing you to work when you are sick

Important: Please review the guidance from Empire State Development (https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026) and the ReOpen NY Website (https://forward.ny.gov/) before submitting a complaint.

To file a complaint, visit: labor.ny.gov.

To fill out the New York State COVID-19 ‘New York on PAUSE’ Enforcement Task Force Violation Complaint Form, visit: coronavirus.health.ny.gov.

The state asks that people review guidance on the recent executive orders before filing a complaint. For more information on what is considered an essential business, visit: esd.ny.gov.

Oneida County
To anonymously report an Oneida County business violating gathering, social distancing or face covering orders to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office for investigation, please contact Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers.

Small Business Administration Information

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information Sheet

Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form

Current Lenders

Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program
 

 

             

 

Oneida County is closely working with New York State Department of Health along with CDC, and other partners to implement measures to slow and contain transmission of COVID-19.

If you have traveled to a country with an outbreak of COVID-19,  please contact your local health department. To contact Oneida County Health Department, call 315-798-5431.

IMPORTANT LINKS

New York State

New York State Department of Health - information and latest news

NYS Interim Guidance on Executive Orders Issued

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC COVID-19 One-Stop Shop Toolkits - Videos, Social Media, PSAs, Print Resources, Checklists, FAQs, and Web Resources

Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers

CDC Coronavirus Symptom Checker

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information page

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

5 Facts About COVID-19

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Newsroom

CDC Coronavirus Guidance Reference Sheet

 

Oneida County

Mental Health Resources and Contacts

Substance Use Provider Updates

Senior Shopping Hours for Local Businesses

Oneida County Sheriff's Home Alone Checklist for Kids
 

Convalescent Plasma COVID-19 Donor Request Form

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering – Coronavirus COVID-19

NIH Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Handwashing Poster

Handwashing - How to Fight Germs

Handwashing CDC - What you need to know
Please remember to use a paper towel or sleeve to open the lavatory door when exiting the lavatory

Super Sneezes (How to cover your sneeze – and “snot”) - 3:11 duration

An article titled “The best remedy for COVID-19 is prevention” for people at high risk for infection due to a weakened immune system just released from the CDC

 


Oneida County Government COVID-19 Informational Videos


A COVID-19 Message from the County Executive


A Special Request from the County Executive


Public Health Information


Mental Health Information


Youth & Family Activities