2021 News Archives

Posted: 03/06/2021

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

  • 33 new positive cases, 19,613 total.
  • 563 active positive cases.
  • No new COVID...
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Posted: 03/05/2021

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

  • 38 new positive cases, 19,580 total.
  • 565 active positive cases.
  • No new COVID...
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Posted: 03/04/2021

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

  • 32 new positive cases, 19,542* total. *(Upon further investigation, 1 positive case was removed from the previous total.)
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Posted: 03/03/2021

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

  • 28 new positive cases, 19,511 total.
  • 570 active positive cases.
  • No new COVID...
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Posted: 03/03/2021

Will Be Administered at New Site Locations Including Turning Stone Event Center

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the county has secured more than 5,300 new doses that it will administer at new county-operated vaccination sites including the Turning Stone...

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Posted: 03/02/2021

PLEASE NOTE: County Executive Picente will have a live update briefing tomorrow at 3 p.m. to discuss plans to administer newly-secured vaccine at additional sites around the county.

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Posted: 03/01/2021

As of 2/8/21, vaccine numbers are released on Mondays and the totals are through the end of the previous week. Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 vaccination numbers for the week ending Feb. 28.

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Posted: 02/28/2021

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

  • 59 new positive cases, 19,439* total. *(Upon further investigation, 2 positive cases were removed from the previous total.)
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Posted: 02/27/2021

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

  • 29 new positive cases, 19,382* total. *(Upon further investigation, 1 positive case was removed from the previous total.)
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Posted: 02/26/2021

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

  • 52 new positive cases, 19,354 total.
  • 617 active positive cases.
  • 0 new COVID-...
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Posted: 02/25/2021

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

  • 58 new positive cases, 19,302* total. *(Upon further investigation, 4 positive cases were removed from the previous total.)
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Posted: 02/24/2021

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

  • 45 new positive cases, 19,248* total. *(Upon further investigation, 1 positive case was removed from the previous total.)
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Posted: 02/23/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Oneida County has received its vaccine shipment from New York State that was delayed from last week, as well as its regularly scheduled doses for this week. In total, the county received 2,100 doses. New first dose appointments for the county-operated sites at MVCC in Utica and Griffiss in Rome will...

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Posted: 02/22/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Oneida County is still awaiting its vaccine shipment that was delayed by New York State last week. No new first dose appointments will be made at county-operated vaccination sites until the doses arrive.

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Posted: 02/21/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Oneida County residents with comorbidities can pre-register for vaccine eligibility here. Pre-registering is used to collect data and assess vaccine demand in the county...

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Posted: 02/20/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Oneida County residents with comorbidities can pre-register for vaccine eligibility here. Pre-registering is used to collect data and assess vaccine demand in the county...

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Posted: 02/19/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Oneida County residents with comorbidities can pre-register for vaccine eligibility here. Pre-registering is used to collect data and assess vaccine demand in the county...

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Posted: 02/19/2021

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that he has appointed long-time area engineer Karl Schrantz as Commissioner of the Department of Water Quality Control and Water Pollution.

“Karl Schrantz is a highly-respected engineer who has worked in this community for a number of years and played a key role in several...

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Posted: 02/18/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Oneida County residents with comorbidities can pre-register for vaccine eligibility here. Pre-registering is used to collect data and assess vaccine demand in the county...

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Posted: 02/17/2021

Oneida County COVID-19 Update for February 17, 2021

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Posted: 02/16/2021

Data Collection Tool Will Assess Demand, Does Not Secure Appointment

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

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Posted: 02/15/2021

PLEASE NOTE: County Executive Picente will be conducting a live update briefing on Feb. 16, 2021 at 2 p.m.

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Posted: 02/14/2021

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Feb. 13.

  • 33 new positive cases, 18,874* total. (*Upon further investigation, 2 positive cases were removed from the previous total).
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Posted: 02/13/2021

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

  • 51 new positive cases, 18,843* total. (*Upon further investigation, 1 positive case was removed from the previous total).
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Posted: 02/12/2021

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

  • 46 new positive cases, 18,793* total. (*Upon further investigation, 1 positive case was removed from the previous total).
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Posted: 02/11/2021

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

  • 53 new positive cases, 18,748* total. (*Upon further investigation, 2 positive cases were removed from the previous total).
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Posted: 02/10/2021

Oneida County COVID-19 Update for February 10, 2021

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

  • 69 new positive cases, 18,697 total.
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Posted: 02/09/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Vaccine numbers will now be released on Mondays and will reflect the totals from the previous week.

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

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Posted: 02/09/2021

“Today, I have asked Governor Andrew Cuomo to remove the current Oneida County Board of Elections Commissioners,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. “The authority for their removal is vested in him alone. It is evident the way the 2020...

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Posted: 02/08/2021

Oneida County COVID-19 Update for February 8, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: Beginning today, vaccine numbers will be released on Mondays and will reflect the totals from the previous week.

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Posted: 02/07/2021

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

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Posted: 02/06/2021

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 vaccination numbers as of midnight on Feb. 5....

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Posted: 02/05/2021

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 vaccination numbers as of midnight on Feb. 4....

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Posted: 02/04/2021

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

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Posted: 02/04/2021

The Oneida County Police Reform and Reinvention Committee is now accepting public comment on its proposed plan to reevaluate and improve upon the procedures and practices of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office in accordance with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive...

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Posted: 02/03/2021

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

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Posted: 02/03/2021

Health Department Outlines Safety Measures for Schools, Recreational Organizations & Sports Facilities

The Oneida County Health Department released guidelines today that will be required for school districts, recreational organizations and sports facilities to...

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Posted: 02/02/2021

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

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Posted: 02/01/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Oneida County Government is currently out of vaccine and will not be scheduling new first dose appointments at the county-operated distribution site at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, nor the drive thru distribution site at Griffiss International Airport in...

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Posted: 01/31/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Oneida County Government is currently out of vaccine and will not be scheduling new first dose appointments at the county-operated distribution site at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, nor the drive thru distribution site at Griffiss International Airport in...

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Posted: 01/30/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Oneida County Government is currently out of vaccine and will not be scheduling new first dose appointments at the county-operated distribution site at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, nor the drive thru distribution site at Griffiss International Airport in...

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Posted: 01/29/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Oneida County Government is currently out of vaccine and will not be scheduling new first dose appointments at the county-operated distribution site at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, nor the drive thru distribution site at Griffiss International Airport in...

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Posted: 01/28/2021

PLEASE NOTE: After today’s operations at MVCC in Utica and Griffiss in Rome, Oneida County Government anticipates being out of vaccine again. Therefore, no new first dose appointments will be made at those county-operated sites until more vaccine is delivered by New York State. This...

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Posted: 01/27/2021

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

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Posted: 01/27/2021

500 Doses to be Distributed Between MVCC and Griffiss on Jan. 28

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

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Posted: 01/27/2021

Local Officials Agree NYS Barriers Difficult to Overcome

A call took place Jan. 26, 2020 between Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente...

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Posted: 01/26/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Oneida County Government is out of vaccine and was forced to close its county-operated vaccination sites at MVCC in Utica and Griffiss in Rome. Those sites will not be taking new appointments until more is provided by New York State. This does not affect second doses...

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Posted: 01/25/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Oneida County Government is out of vaccine and was forced to close its county-operated vaccination sites at MVCC in Utica and Griffiss in Rome. Those sites will not be taking new appointments until more is provided by New York State. This does not affect second doses...

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Posted: 01/24/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Oneida County Government is out of vaccine and was forced to close its county-operated vaccination sites at MVCC in Utica and Griffiss in Rome. Those sites will not be taking new appointments until more is provided by New York State. This does not affect second doses...

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Posted: 01/23/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Oneida County Government is out of vaccine and was forced to close its county-operated vaccination sites at MVCC in Utica and Griffiss in Rome. Those sites will not be taking new appointments until more is provided by New York State. This does not affect second doses...

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Posted: 01/22/2021

To view County Executive Picente’s press conference from the Griffiss Drive Thru Vaccination Site this morning, in which he addressed the closing of the county-operated PODs because of a lack of doses supplied by New York State: ...

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Posted: 01/21/2021

Oneida County COVID-19 Update for January 21, 2021

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

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Posted: 01/20/2021

Oneida County Government received 500 doses of vaccine from New York State on Jan. 20. Those doses will be used to schedule appointments at our MVCC (Utica) and Griffiss (Rome) distribution sites for Jan. 21. Those appointments will be posted to www....

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Posted: 01/19/2021

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

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Posted: 01/18/2021

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

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Posted: 01/17/2021

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 vaccination numbers as of midnight on Jan. 16....

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Posted: 01/17/2021

Oneida County’s COVID-19 New York State-issued vaccine allotment will run out by January 21, 2020, resulting in the suspension of operations at the county’s vaccine distribution sites at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica and Griffiss International Airport...

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Posted: 01/16/2021

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 vaccination numbers as of midnight on Jan. 15....

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Posted: 01/15/2021

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 vaccination numbers as of midnight on Jan. 14.

  • 320 new vaccinations distributed at Oneida County Government’s MVCC Utica POD, 2,050...
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Posted: 01/14/2021

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 vaccination numbers as of midnight on Jan. 13.

  • 340 new vaccinations distributed at Oneida County Government’s MVCC Utica POD, 1,730...
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Posted: 01/13/2021

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

  • 276 new vaccinations distributed at Oneida County Government’s MVCC Utica POD, 1,390...
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Posted: 01/12/2021

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

  • 249 new vaccinations distributed at Oneida County Government’s MVCC Utica POD, 1,127 total.
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Posted: 01/11/2021

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

  • 878 vaccinated at the MVCC Utica POD.

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Posted: 01/10/2021

“Today shows how deadly this virus continues to be, as we are reporting the most deaths we have ever had in one day,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. “Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of these eight people whose lives were lost. Hope is...

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Posted: 01/09/2021

To register to receive the COVID-19 vaccination click here.

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

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Posted: 01/08/2021

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

  • 312 new positive cases, 14,251* total. *(Upon further investigation, 4 positive cases were removed from the previous total.)
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Posted: 01/07/2021

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

  • 220 new positive cases, 13,943* total. *(Upon further investigation, 2 positive cases were removed from the previous total.)
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Posted: 01/07/2021

In an effort to push forward COVID-19 vaccination distribution efforts within Oneida County, County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. is hiring workers to vaccinate more residents while urging Governor Cuomo to speed up the process and remove barriers.

“Urgency is essential at this crucial point in our battle with this pandemic that has...

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Posted: 01/06/2021

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

  • 356 new positive cases, 13,726.
    • 13 are nursing home residents.
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Posted: 01/06/2021

18 Overdoses, 4 Fatalities Reported in a 5-Day Period

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team has received an Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program spike alert...

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Posted: 01/05/2021

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

  • 207 new positive cases, 13,372.
    • 4 are nursing home residents.
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Posted: 01/04/2021

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

  • 173 new positive cases, 13,167* total (*Upon further investigation, 2 positive cases were removed from the previous total.)
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Posted: 01/03/2021

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

  • 272 new positive cases, 12,996 total.
    • 49 are nursing home residents.
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Posted: 01/02/2021

Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of midnight on Jan. 1. Please note, numbers include the combined cases from 12/31/20-1/1/21.

  • 641 new positive cases, 12,724 total.
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