2022 News Archives

Posted: 12/06/2022

4 In-store Giveaways Begin Dec. 7; Med Drop-Off Kiosks Installed

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Opioid Task Force is...

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Posted: 12/01/2022

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. officially welcomed the public to the county’s Nexus Center on Thursday with a grand opening celebration ceremony for the $64 million sports complex in downtown Utica.

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Posted: 11/29/2022

Seven Overdoses & Two Fatalities Occurred Over Four Days Last Week

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team has issued an overdose spike...

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Posted: 11/22/2022

High Visibility Engagement Campaign Runs 11/23 to 11/27

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Sheriff’s...

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Posted: 11/14/2022

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Youth Bureau is accepting 2023 grant applications for high-quality youth programs.

“Our Youth Bureau has the responsibility to allocate funding...

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Posted: 11/09/2022

No Increase to Property Tax Levy for Tenth Straight Year

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr.’s 2023 budget and capital plan were approved by the Board of...

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Posted: 11/04/2022

December Application Deadline Extended to Nov. 29

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Sheriff Robert M. Maciol announced today that the written examination...

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Posted: 11/04/2022

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Child Fatality Review Team distributed 432 fire extinguishers to residents in October through local fire departments and community agencies.

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Posted: 10/28/2022

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced the results of Oneida County’s COVID-19 Student Survey that focused on measuring the mental health and well-being of local junior high and high school students during the pandemic.

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Posted: 10/26/2022

The Oneida County Opioid Task Force announced today that it is distributing free medication disposal bags by mail and at a drive-thru event on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

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Posted: 10/25/2022

12th Annual Event Sees 545 Youth Volunteers Service the Homes of 100 Seniors

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

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Posted: 10/20/2022

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that Oneida County has been awarded a $2.25 million federal grant to help prevent suicide among military veterans.

“Suicide rates among our veterans are rising and...

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Posted: 10/07/2022

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that he has appointed long-time Assistant Public Defender Tina Hartwell to lead the Public Defender-Criminal Division.

“During the two-plus decades that Tina...

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Posted: 10/05/2022

Picente’s 2023 Budget Proposal Again Carries No Increase to Property Tax Levy

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. presented a 2023...

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Posted: 09/12/2022

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Sheriff Robert Maciol today kicked off the county’s “Share the Road” farm safety initiative that will post approximately 100 road signs to warn motorists of farm equipment travel in areas of high traffic and history of farm vehicle...

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Posted: 09/08/2022

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today released the renderings and site plan of the county’s $55.8 million, 530,000 square-foot parking garage facility that will adjoin MVHS’s Wynn Hospital in downtown Utica.

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Posted: 09/02/2022

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team is alerting the public to a continued uptick in overdoses tracked in its Overdose Detection & Mapping Application Program, which included 11 probable fatalities in the month of August.

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Posted: 08/31/2022

Opioid Task Force Event Features Expert Speaker, Special Video Testimonial

The Oneida County Opioid Task Force recognized International...

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Posted: 08/26/2022

Five Fatalities Have Occurred in August

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team has issued an overdose spike alert triggered by four...

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Posted: 08/23/2022

Oneida County’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications thanks to the FirstNet® network expansion currently underway by AT&T*. New...

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Posted: 08/19/2022

End of Summer Enforcement Operation Runs 8/19 to 9/5

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Sheriff’s...

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Posted: 08/03/2022

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced the Oneida County Consolidation Challenge, an incentive program to improve the efficiencies of municipal government that the county will double the first-year’s savings of.

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Posted: 07/27/2022

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced the release of an Electric Vehicle Charging Station Dashboard that will pinpoint locations for residents and visitors.

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Posted: 07/15/2022

After being sidelined in 2020 and 2021, the 12th Annual Oneida County Sidewalk Art Contest was once again offered to Oneida County youth in partnership with Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute.

"It was great to have this event back again for the kids," said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. "It was a perfect weather day...

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Posted: 07/14/2022

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced the completion of Skydome, the nation's largest indoor UAS testing facility at Griffiss International Airport. 

"Like the Wolfspeed chip fab, and the soon-to-be...

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Posted: 07/13/2022

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that a collective bargaining agreement has been reached between Oneida County, the Sheriff’s Office and the union that represents corrections and court employees.

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Posted: 07/07/2022

MVHS & Rome Health Partnership Assesses Status & Need

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced the launch of a survey...

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Posted: 06/30/2022

Enforcement Operation Takes Place July 1-5

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, county police agencies and New York State Police will be participating in a special statewide operation to combat impaired driving this holiday weekend....

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Posted: 06/24/2022

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that he has appointed Eric Townsend as STOP-DWI Coordinator.

“Oneida County is lucky to have Eric Townsend coordinating its STOP-DWI Program,” Picente said. “He has strong background in emergency services and online marketing and will bring a fresh perspective to the table. I...

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Posted: 06/22/2022

The Oneida County Opioid Task Force today announced the launch of its new “Save a Life” campaign that will expand access to naloxone by distributing free overdose rescue kits to more public places including businesses and community organizations....

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Posted: 06/13/2022

Will Provide Expanded Opportunities for Student Workers & Boost to Local Workforce

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

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Posted: 06/03/2022

2 Fatal and 5 Non-Fatal Overdoses Occurred on June 2

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team is alerting the public to a continued elevated spike in overdoses that now includes two deaths.

The spike alert was triggered by two fatal and five non-fatal overdoses that occurred on June 2...

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Posted: 05/27/2022

More than 50 Overdoses Have Occurred in May

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team (ORT) has issued its second overdose spike alert this month due to a significant increase in overdoses.

As of May 27, the County’s Overdose Detection & Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) has...

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Posted: 05/25/2022

Announcement Made as Part of Older Americans Month

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced as part of National Older...

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Posted: 05/19/2022

ASAP Program Enhances Communication with Alarm Companies

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Department of Emergency Services has implemented a new program that will improve 9-1-1 response time by increasing data accuracy and eliminating...

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Posted: 05/16/2022

Multi-Year Strategy Will Build out Critical EV Infrastructure

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today the release of an updated Electric Vehicle Charging Station Community Plan encompassing Oneida and Herkimer Counties.

“We all saw at the recent opening of...

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Posted: 05/06/2022

Four Non-Fatal Drug Overdoses Occurred on May 3

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team has issued an overdose spike alert triggered by a cluster of four non-fatal drug overdoses that occurred on May 3.

The incidents were identified in the county’s Overdose Detection & Mapping...

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Posted: 05/05/2022

With COVID-19 still active throughout the county, region and state, the Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) is reminding residents to take precautions to avoid being infected and spreading to others.

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Posted: 05/04/2022

Aims to Reduce Overdose Deaths at Least 10% by End of Year

The Oneida County Opioid Task Force has issued a “Call to Action” with the goal of reducing overdose deaths in the county by at least 10% by the end of 2022.

The “Call to Action” was delivered by Opioid Task Force Chairs County...

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Posted: 05/03/2022

May 4th Event at MVCC to Assist Displaced Bakery Workers

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that Oneida County will partner with Herkimer County, the New York State Department of Labor and The Center to host a job fair at Mohawk Valley Community College on May 4th to...

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Posted: 04/28/2022

‘Go Blue’ Campaign Raises $1,000, Pinwheels Placed, Caseworkers to be Recognized

Oneida County has been raising awareness all April long in recognition...

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Posted: 04/21/2022

New Resolution Caps County Sales Tax at $3 per Gallon

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has proposed, and the Board of...

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Posted: 04/21/2022

After a two-year hiatus, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced the return of the Oneida County STOP-DWI High School Baseball Classic on April 23.

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Posted: 04/18/2022

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team (ORT) is again raising awareness of fentanyl-contaminated stimulants in the local drug supply in response to a recent U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration warning of a nationwide increase in mass-overdose events in which...

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Posted: 04/14/2022

As part of the New York State 2022-23 budget, the State Legislature has agreed to repeal the expensive fiber optic installation fee that Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Herkimer County Board of Legislators Chairman Jim Bono said was stifling broadband access in their communities.

“I am pleased to see that state...

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Posted: 04/07/2022

Over 4,000 will be Distributed in Utica & Rome

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that more than 4,000 COVID-...

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Posted: 04/06/2022

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. delivered his 2022 State of the County address today at the Shenendoah Club House at Turning Stone Resort Casino...

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Posted: 04/05/2022

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. will be delivering his 2022 State of the County Address on April 6, 2022 at 1 p.m. The event will be live-streamed here:

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Posted: 04/04/2022

Thanks Community for Efforts Made During COVID-19 Pandemic

This week, the Oneida County Health Department recognizes National Public Health...

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Posted: 04/01/2022

PLEASE NOTE: This will be the last weekly COVID-19 case update released by Oneida County and the last day the Oneida County COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated. Moving forward, all information should be acquired from the New York State COVID-19 Tracker (...

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Posted: 04/01/2022

Urges Support from Community to Fight Gov. Hochul’s Proposal

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has announced the circulation of...

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Posted: 03/30/2022

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., Sheriff Robert Maciol and District Attorney Scott McNamara today announced the integration of a new and innovative drug detection device at the county’s correctional facility, the first in the state to do so.

Known as the MX908, the tool can reliably detect trace-levels of a broad range of...

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Posted: 03/25/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers for March 18 to March 24, 2022.

  • 276 new positive cases, 57,662 total.
    • 3/18: 34
    • 3/19: 6
    • 3/20: 4
    • 3/21: 80
    • 3/22: 41
    • 3/23: 54
    • 3/24: 57
  • 413 active positive cases.
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Posted: 03/24/2022

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Herkimer County Board of Legislators Chairman Jim Bono have called for the elimination of an expensive New York State Department of Transportation fiber optic fee that is restricting broadband access in their communities.

“The COVID-19 pandemic made it abundantly clear how essential it...

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Posted: 03/18/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers for March 10 to March 17, 2022.

  • 265 new positive cases, 57,386 total.
    • 3/10: 29
    • 3/11: 37
    • 3/12: 18
    • 3/13: 22
    • 3/14: 22
    • 3/15: 44
    • 3/16: 44
    • 3/17: 49
  • 326 active...
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Posted: 03/18/2022

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps (COCVAC) has joined with the Oneida County Overdose Response Team and Midstate EMS to participate in the county’s “Leave Behind” naloxone program.

The program allows first responders to leave a naloxone kit with the patient,...

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Posted: 03/14/2022

Picente Leads Call for Gov. Hochul to Provide ‘Buffalo Bills Equity Investment’

With New York State poised to allocate as much as $850 million to a new $1.45 billion stadium for the Buffalo Bills, today the elected leaders of 13 municipalities from around the state came together with a host...

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Posted: 03/10/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers for March 4 to March 9, 2022.

  • 167 new positive cases, 57,121 total.
    • 3/4: 30
    • 3/5: 17
    • 3/6: 15
    • 3/7: 22
    • 3/8: 42
    • 3/9: 41
  • 297 active positive cases.
  • Total infection by age (...
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Posted: 03/09/2022

SkillBridge Program Partners Oneida County & U.S. DOD

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Sheriff Robert M. Maciol...

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Posted: 03/04/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers for February 24 to March 3, 2022.

  • 350 new positive cases, 56,954 total.
    • 2/24: 58
    • 2/25: 47
    • 2/26: 37
    • 2/27: 26
    • 2/28: 55
    • 3/1: 42
    • 3/2: 36
    • 3/3: 49
  • 500 active...
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Posted: 03/03/2022

Will Foster Collaboration & Create Long-term Flooding Solutions

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today the creation of the Oriskany Creek Basin Intermunicipal Commission to address long-term management and flood mitigation in the Oriskany Creek Watershed.

“We...

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Posted: 02/27/2022

“The long awaited next step in our return to normalcy was announced today with the lifting of mask mandates in our schools. Once this state action goes into effect on Wednesday, Oneida County will not have a mask mandate requirement for schools going forward...

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Posted: 02/24/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers for Feb. 18-23, 2022.

  • 321 new positive cases, 56,604 total.
    • 2/18: 60
    • 2/19: 43
    • 2/20: 27
    • 2/21: 41
    • 2/22: 65
    • 2/23: 85
  • 688 active positive cases.
  • Total infection by age (...
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Posted: 02/24/2022

Over 46,000 Have Already Been Distributed Throughout Community

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the county will be supplying local municipalities with an additional 60,000 COVID-19 home test kits on top of the over 46,000 it has already distributed...

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Posted: 02/23/2022

All Visitors Will Be Wanded Upon Entry Beginning Feb. 24

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Sheriff Robert M. Maciol...

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Posted: 02/18/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers for Feb. 11-17, 2022.

  • 572 new positive cases, 56,283 total.
    • 2/11: 109
    • 2/12: 46
    • 2/13: 50
    • 2/14: 72
    • 2/15: 133
    • 2/16: 89
    • 2/17: 73
  • 952 active positive cases.
  • Total...
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Posted: 02/11/2022

PLEASE NOTE: Beginning next week, COVID-19 data updates will be weekly recaps released on Fridays. Those interested in daily information can still obtain that through our Oneida County COVID-...

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Posted: 02/11/2022

Health Department is One of Only 13 Selected Nationwide

The Oneida County Health Department has been selected as one of only 13 public health agencies selected nationwide to receive a $500,000 grant to implement public health strategies to address drug overdoses.

The Implementing...

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Posted: 02/10/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Feb. 9.

  • 124 new positive cases, 55,607 total.
  • 1,442 active positive cases.
  • 6.2% positivity rate.
  • 0 new COVID-19-related deaths, 641 total.
  • 42 Oneida County residents are hospitalized.
    • 32...
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Posted: 02/10/2022

Career Corps Focuses on Sharpening Job Skills of Young Adults

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced a partnership with Mohawk Valley Community College to offer a new Rome-based employment program that will build the job skills of young adult residents.

The...

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Posted: 02/09/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Feb. 8.

  • 152 new positive cases, 55,483 total.
  • 1,457 active positive cases.
  • 6.2% positivity rate.
  • 1 new COVID-19-related death, 641 total.
  • 38 Oneida County residents are hospitalized.
    • 29...
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Posted: 02/08/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Feb. 7.

  • 146 new positive cases, 55,331 total.
  • 1,430 active positive cases.
  • 6.2% positivity rate.
  • 3 new COVID-19-related deaths, 640 total.
  • 47 Oneida County residents are hospitalized.
    • 30...
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Posted: 02/07/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Feb. 6.

  • 274* new positive cases, 55,185 total. *(includes 2/4-2/6)
    • 2/4: 146
    • 2/5: 77
    • 2/6: 51
  • 1,567 active positive cases.
  • 6.4% positivity rate.
  • 1* new COVID-19-related...
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Posted: 02/04/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Feb. 3.

  • 155 new positive cases, 54,911 total.
  • 2,074 active positive cases.
  • Vaccination rate of reported positive cases
    • 71% of reported positive cases from 1/19/22 to 1/25...
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Posted: 02/04/2022

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that Precision Clinical Laboratories will be offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Griffiss International Airport from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Feb. 7.

“We are pleased that Precision Clinical Laboratories will be using our county facility at...

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Posted: 02/03/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Feb. 2.

  • 206 new positive cases, 54,756 total.
  • 2,222 active positive cases.
  • 7.5% positivity rate.
  • No new COVID-19-related deaths, 636 total.
  • 57 Oneida County residents are hospitalized.
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Posted: 02/02/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Feb. 1.

  • 181 new positive cases, 54,550 total.
  • 2,201 active positive cases.
  • 7.9% positivity rate.
  • 1 new COVID-19-related death, 636 total.
  • 61 Oneida County residents are hospitalized.
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Posted: 02/01/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 31.

  • 204 new positive cases, 54,369 total.
  • 2,222 active positive cases.
  • 8.3% positivity rate.
  • No new COVID-19-related deaths, 635 total.
  • 63 Oneida County residents are hospitalized.
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Posted: 02/01/2022

2021 Holiday Fundraising Campaign Benefits United Way, Salvation Army, Senior Centers & Children’s Organizations

Oneida County...

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Posted: 01/31/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 30.

  • 547* new positive cases, 54,165 total. *(includes 1/28-1/30)
    • 1/28: 283
    • 1/29: 125
    • 1/30: 139
  • 2,423 active positive cases.
  • Vaccination rate of reported positive cases...
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Posted: 01/28/2022

$3.25 Million Awarded to Residents & Reinvested in Local Businesses

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Boost OC vaccination incentive program has successfully ended, awarding $3.25 million to over 32,000 local residents that was spent with local...

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Posted: 01/28/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 27.

  • 253 new positive cases, 53,618* total.
    • *17 positive cases were added into today’s total as the result of home test kits reported to Oneida County from 1/11/22 to 1/26/22.
  • 3,229...
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Posted: 01/28/2022

PLEASE NOTE: This will be the last daily COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Update for the time being. Due to lack of demand, as of Jan. 30, 2022, Oneida County will cease its testing at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona and Utica National...

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Posted: 01/28/2022

In a letter to New York State Governor Kathy Hochul, regional leaders called on the State to abandon a proposal from the State of the State address to reunify SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering with the University at Albany.

 

Established in 2014, SUNY Poly has become an essential academic,...

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Posted: 01/27/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 26.

  • 297 new positive cases, 53,365* total.
    • *29 positive cases were added into today’s total as the result of home test kits reported to Oneida County from 1/19/22 to 1/26/22.
  • 3,341...
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Posted: 01/27/2022

Public Drive-Thru Pick-Ups in Utica & Rome on Jan. 29; More Supply to Libraries

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the county will be distributing more free COVID-19 test kits to residents at drive-thru events at Mohawk Valley Community College and...

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Posted: 01/26/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 25.

  • 230 new positive cases, 53,039* total.
    • *46 positive cases were added into today’s total as the result of home test kits reported to Oneida County from 1/19/22 to 1/25/22.
  • 3,324...
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Posted: 01/26/2022

COVID-19 Vaccinations

January 25, 2022

  • Oneida County Health Clinic, Utica
    • Shots Administered
      • Pfizer Pediatric First Dose: 5
      • Pfizer...
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Posted: 01/25/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 24.

  • 291 new positive cases, 52,726* total.
    • *21 positive cases were added into today’s total as the result of home test kits reported to Oneida County from 1/8/22 to 1/23/22.
  • 3,465...
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Posted: 01/25/2022

COVID-19 Vaccinations

January 24, 2022

  • Oneida County Health Clinic, Utica
    • Shots Administered
      • Moderna Booster: 9
      • Moderna First Dose: 2...
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Posted: 01/24/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 23.

  • 744* new positive cases, 52,435** total. *(includes 1/21-1/23)
    • 1/21: 399
    • 1/22: 187
    • 1/23: 158
      • **105 positive cases were added into today’s total as the...
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Posted: 01/24/2022

COVID-19 Vaccinations

January 21, 2022

  • Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica
    • Shots Administered
      • Pfizer Booster: 36
      • Moderna Booster:...
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Posted: 01/21/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 20.

  • 399 new positive cases, 51,603* total.
    • *58 positive cases were added into today’s total as the result of home test kits reported to Oneida County from 1/10/22 to 1/20/22.
  • 4,779...
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Posted: 01/21/2022

COVID-19 Vaccinations

January 20, 2022

  • Griffiss International Airport, Rome
    • Shots Administered
      • Pfizer First Dose: 10
      • Moderna Booster:...
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Posted: 01/20/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 19.

  • 518 new positive cases, 51,146* total.
    • *61 positive cases were added into today’s total as the result of home test kits reported to Oneida County from 1/7/22 to 1/18/22.
  • 4,730...
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Posted: 01/20/2022

COVID-19 Vaccinations

January 19, 2022

  • Oneida County Health Clinic, Utica
    • Shots Administered
      • Pfizer First Dose: 4
      • Pfizer Second Dose:...
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Posted: 01/19/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 18.

  • 352 new positive cases, 50,499* total.
    • *40 positive cases were added into today’s total as the result of home test kits reported to Oneida County from 1/4/22 to 1/18/22.
  • 4,185 active positive...
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Posted: 01/19/2022

COVID-19 Vaccinations

January 18, 2022

  • Oneida County Health Clinic, Utica
    • Shots Administered
      • Pfizer First Dose: 3
      • Pfizer Second Dose:...
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Posted: 01/18/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 17.

  • 1,407* new positive cases, 50,147** total. *(includes 1/14-1/17)
    • 1/14: 414
    • 1/15: 375
    • 1/16: 277
    • 1/17: 341
      • **102 positive cases were added into...
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Posted: 01/18/2022

COVID-19 Vaccinations

January 14, 2022

  • Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica
    • Shots Administered
      • Pfizer Boosters: 133
      • Moderna Boosters...
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Posted: 01/15/2022

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the county will be providing weekly drive-thru COVID-19 testing through Precision Clinical Laboratories at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona and Utica National Insurance Group in New...

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Posted: 01/14/2022

PLEASE NOTE: Oneida County government offices will be closed to the public on Jan. 17, 2022 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. COVID-19 updates are scheduled to resume on Jan. 18, 2022.

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers...

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Posted: 01/14/2022

COVID-19 Vaccinations

January 13, 2022

  • Griffiss International Airport, Rome
    • Shots Administered
      • Pfizer Booster: 154
      • Moderna Booster: 45...
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Posted: 01/13/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 12.

  • 597 new positive cases, 48,069* total.
    • *274 positive cases were added into today’s total as the result of home test kits reported to Oneida County from 12/12/21 to 1/12/22.
  • 5,...
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Posted: 01/13/2022

COVID-19 Vaccinations

January 12, 2022

  • Oneida County Health Clinic, Utica
    • Shots Administered
      • Pfizer Booster: 25
      • Pfizer First Dose: 9...
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Posted: 01/12/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 11.

  • 498 new positive cases, 47,198 total.
  • 5,059 active positive cases.
  • Vaccination rate of reported positive cases:
    • 68% of reported positive cases from 12/29/21 to 1/4/22 were unvaccinated.
    • ...
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Posted: 01/12/2022

COVID-19 Vaccinations

January 10, 2022

  • Oneida County Health Clinic, Utica
    • Shots Administered
      • Moderna Boosters: 11
      • Moderna Dose 1: 5...
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Posted: 01/11/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 10.

  • 319 new positive cases, 46,700* total.
    • *832 positive cases were added into today’s total as the result of home test kits reported to Oneida County from 12/9/21 to 1/7/22
  • 5,650...
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Posted: 01/11/2022

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that one of the lawsuits brought against the county by petitioners within the footprint of the future public parking garage for the Wynn Hospital has been dismissed by the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department.

“I am pleased that the Appellate...

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Posted: 01/11/2022

1,000 Home Test Kits Distributed to Libraries

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the county will be conducting a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing event at Hart’s Hill Inn on Jan. 12.

Picente also announced that the county has distributed 1,000 COVID-19 home...

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Posted: 01/10/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 9.

  • 1,594* new positive cases, 45,549 total. *(includes 1/7-1/9)
    • 1/7: 767
    • 1/8: 481
    • 1/9: 346
  • 4,986 active positive cases.
  • 16.9% positivity rate.
  • 1* new COVID-19-...
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Posted: 01/10/2022

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Health Department is no longer contact tracing COVID-19 cases.

“The surging Omicron variant has led to a staggering number of daily positive COVID-19 infections,” Picente said. “There is no way that local health departments can keep up with the overwhelming...

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Posted: 01/10/2022

COVID-19 Vaccinations

January 7, 2022

  • Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica
    • Boosters Administered
      • Moderna: 72
      • Pfizer: 191
      • ...
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Posted: 01/07/2022

PLEASE NOTE: Oneida County-operated vaccination PODs are now administering Pfizer boosters to residents 12 years-old and up.

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 6.

  • 659 new positive cases, 43,955...
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Posted: 01/06/2022

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the county will be distributing free COVID-19 test kits to residents this weekend at its Department of Public Works garage locations in Barneveld, Oriskany and Taberg.

“Aside from vaccinations, testing is our best weapon against the spread of COVID-19,” Picente said. “...

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Posted: 01/06/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 5.

  • 647 new positive cases, 43,296 total.
  • 4,850 active positive cases.
  • 15.5% positivity rate.
  • No new COVID-19-related deaths, 600 total.
  • 6,706 in mandatory isolation & quarantine.
  • 62 Oneida County...
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Posted: 01/05/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 4.

  • 726 new positive cases, 42,629 total.
  • 4,241 active positive cases.
  • 12.9% positivity rate.
  • 2 new COVID-19-related deaths, 600 total.
  • 5,974 in mandatory isolation & quarantine.
  • 51 Oneida County...
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Posted: 01/04/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 3.

  • 379 new positive cases, 41,923 total.
  • 3,558 active positive cases.
  • Vaccination rate of reported positive cases:
    • 63% of reported positive cases from 12/22/21 to 12/28/21 were unvaccinated.
    • ...
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Posted: 01/04/2022

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team has issued a spike alert message for an increase in heroin and opioid overdoses and a public health alert regarding minors overdosing on marijuana and pills.

Through its Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program, the Overdose Response Team detected seven overdoses in the last three days,...

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Posted: 01/03/2022

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 2.

  • 1,869* new positive cases, 41,544 total. *(includes 12/30-1/2)
    • 12/30: 888
    • 12/31: 487
    • 1/1: 257
    • 1/2: 237
  • 3,291 active positive cases.
  • 12.7% positivity rate....
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