2020 News Archives

Posted: 05/25/2020

No live briefing today. Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of 12 p.m.

  • 26 new positive cases, 901* total. *(Upon further investigation, one positive has been removed from the previous total).
  • 2* new positive fatalities, 41 total. *(Both nursing home-related)
  • 43 patients are hospitalized in Oneida...
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Posted: 05/24/2020

Campground Reopening

Per Governor Cuomo’s order today, all permitted campgrounds in Oneida County will be allowed to open on May 25, 2020. For those campgrounds that are not yet permitted for the year, the Oneida County Health Department will begin to expedite that process on May 26, 2020.

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Posted: 05/23/2020

No live briefing today. Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of 12 p.m.

  • 15 new positive cases, 850* total. *(Upon further investigation, one positive case was removed from the previous total.)
  • 1* new positive fatality, 38 total. *(occurred at a nursing home facility)
  • 35 patients are hospitalized in...
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Posted: 05/17/2020

No live briefing today. Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of 12 p.m.

  • 13 new positive cases, 760* total. *(Upon further investigation, one positive case was subtracted from the previous total)
  • 4 new positive fatalities, 35 total.
  • 24 patients are hospitalized in Oneida County....
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Posted: 05/16/2020

No live briefing today. Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of 12 p.m.

  • 34 new positive cases, 748 total.
  • 2 new positive fatalities, 31 total.
  • 23 patients are hospitalized in Oneida County.
  • 3 are admitted outside of Oneida County.
  • 341 active positive cases
  • 376 positive...
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Posted: 05/10/2020

No live briefing today. Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of 12 p.m.

  • 22 new positive cases, 646* total. *Upon further investigation, one positive case was removed from yesterday’s total.
  • 1 new positive fatalities, 22 total.
  • ...
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Posted: 05/09/2020

No live briefing today. Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of 12 p.m.

  • 17 new positive cases, 625 total.
  • 1 new positive fatalities, 21 total.
  • 21 patients are...
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Posted: 05/03/2020

No live briefing today. Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of 12 p.m.

  • 13 new positive cases, 463* total. *Upon further investigation, 1 positive case was subtracted from yesterday’s total.
  • No new positive fatalities, 18 total.
  • Out of the 463 positive cases:
    ...
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Posted: 05/02/2020

No live briefing today. Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of 12 p.m.

  • 18 new positive cases, 451 total.
  • 1 new positive fatalities, 18 total.
  • Out of the 451 positive cases:
    • 19 patients are hospitalized in Oneida County.
    • 2 are admitted outside of...
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Posted: 04/26/2020

No live press briefing today. Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of 12 p.m.:

  • 20 new positive cases, 373 total.
  • ...
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Posted: 04/25/2020

No live press briefing today. Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of 12 p.m.:

  • 17 new positive cases, 353 total.
  • Three new positive fatalities, 14 total.
  • Out of the 353 positive cases:
    • 24 patients are hospitalized in Oneida County.
    • 3 are admitted...
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Posted: 04/23/2020

No New Fatalities Since April 11; Support Services Expanded

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team issued an overdose spike alert on April 12, 2020, notifying the public of five overdose fatalities that had taken place in the week prior.

Since that alert was issued, there have been 19...

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Posted: 04/19/2020

No live briefing today. Here are the latest Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of 12 p.m.:

  • 6 new positive cases, 281* total. *PLEASE NOTE: Upon further investigation, four positive cases reported yesterday were determined to be non-Oneida County residents. They have been subtracted...
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Posted: 04/18/2020

No live briefing today. Here are the latest Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of 12 p.m.:

  • 16 new positive cases, 279 total.
  • 1 new positive fatality, 7 total.
  • Out of the 279 positive cases:
    • 25 patients are hospitalized in Oneida County.
    • 6 are admitted outside...
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Posted: 04/15/2020

More Than 300 Oneida County Companies Have Responded

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today released results from the county’s...

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Posted: 04/12/2020

Five Deaths Associated with Heroin Reported in Last Seven Days

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team has identified a spike in overdose fatalities using the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program.

In the last...

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Posted: 04/12/2020

There will be no live update briefing today. Here are the latest Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of 12 p.m.:

  • 17 new positive cases, 200 total.
  • No new positive fatalities, 3 total.
  • Out of the 200 positive cases:
    • 18 patients are hospitalized in Oneida County.
    • ...
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Posted: 04/11/2020

There will be no live update briefing today. Here are the latest Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of 12 p.m.:

  • 14 new positive cases, 183 total.
  • No new positive fatalities, 3 total.
  • Out of the 183 positive cases:
    • 18 patients are hospitalized in Oneida County.
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Posted: 04/07/2020

20 Overdose Reports, Two Fatalities in Last 14 Days

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team has identified a spike in overdoses using the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP)....

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Posted: 04/05/2020

No live update briefing today. Here are the latest Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of 12 p.m.:

  • Nine new positive cases, 95 total.
  • Two total positive fatalities.
  • Out of the...
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Posted: 03/29/2020

As indicated by County Executive Picente during yesterday’s briefing, a break from the daily live briefings was taken today. However, the County Executive’s Office, Health Department and other county departments continue to work each and every day on this crisis. The county’s live...

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Posted: 03/19/2020

With four confirmed cases of COVID-19 currently in Oneida County (as of 3/19/20), and many more tests awaiting results, the Oneida County Health Department, Mohawk Valley Health System, Slocum Dickson Medical Group and Rome Memorial Hospital are providing guidance for testing procedures.

Testing for COVID-19 is now being limited to those...

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Posted: 03/17/2020

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. confirmed the first positive case of an Oneida County resident with COVID-19 today.

The individual had traveled abroad and returned on March 12, 2020. After displaying symptoms, the person was immediately tested and quarantined on March 13, 2020. Oneida County received the test results this morning...

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Posted: 03/13/2020

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that he is declaring a State of Emergency in Oneida County, and in consultation with all area superintendents, is closing all public schools, including Oneida-Madison BOCES, due to the...

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Posted: 03/04/2020

COVID-19 was initially detected in Wuhan City, China in December 2019. Since then, 68 countries worldwide have confirmed cases of COVID-19 and New York State recently confirmed its first cases of the virus. Health officials are urging everyone to take measures to prevent the spread of this...

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Posted: 02/27/2020

Once again the people of Oneida County have been slapped in the face by FEMA and its inept and callous process. I am disgusted that Governor Cuomo’s appeal of FEMA’s denial of individual assistance for our residents who were devastated by the Halloween...

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Posted: 02/27/2020

The 2020 State of the County Address originally scheduled for March 3, 2020 at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute has be POSTPONED. A new date for the event will be determined soon and provided at that time.

Posted: 02/20/2020

Progress continues at the Marcy Nanosite, where investments made by Oneida County resulted in a $1 billion public-private partnership with Cree Inc. that will transform the economy of the region.

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Posted: 02/18/2020

More than 1,600 Youth Volunteered Over 11,000 Hours in 2019

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that in 2019, 1,...

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Posted: 02/13/2020

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced he has appointed Mark Laramie as Commissioner of the Department of Public Works and James Genovese as Commissioner of the Oneida County Planning Department.

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Posted: 02/10/2020

Oneida County Will Develop Program to Catch & Punish Violators

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced a local law to establish a program that will catch and punish drivers who pass stopped school buses through the use of cameras.

“Oneida County is committed...

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Posted: 02/09/2020

No Local Cases Detected; Risk of Spreading through U.S. Low

While there have been some cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus reported in the U.S., there...

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Posted: 02/07/2020

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has issued a travel advisory effective immediately due to inclement winter weather conditions.

With snow falling at a high rate of speed and accumulating throughout the afternoon Picente is urging no unnecessary travel at this time.

The travel advisory will remain in effect until conditions...

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Posted: 02/06/2020

Oneida County Will Fund SUNY-Marcy Parkway Improvement

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the county will...

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Posted: 01/29/2020

New Chief-of-Staff, Emergency Services Director & Personnel Commissioner Appointed

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today...

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Posted: 01/23/2020

Census Solution Workshop Sets Stage for Reaching All Populations

Oneida County hosted a U.S. Census Bureau workshop Thursday morning at the Mohawk Valley Community College Utica Campus to generate new ways of reaching hard-to-count populations, encouraging participation in Census surveys and...

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Posted: 01/17/2020

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team has received an Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) Spike Alert Notification of four non-fatal overdoses believed to be from heroin in the past 24 hours. All four overdoses required multiple doses of...

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Posted: 01/17/2020

Agencies Realign Under New Department of Family and Community Services

The Oneida County Department of Social Services, Office for the Aging & Continuing Care, Veterans Services Agency and Youth Bureau have been restructured into the newly-formed Department of Family and Community Services...

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Posted: 01/14/2020

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness month, and Oneida County is stressing the importance of regular vaccination and screening in the prevention of cancer.

The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2019 more than 13,000 cases of invasive...

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Posted: 01/03/2020

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has released a stament in regards to FEMA's decsion to deny individual assistance to the vicitms of the Halloween flooding in Oneida County:

"I am angry and disappointed in FEMA’s decision to deny...

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