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A local manufacturer is stepping up to make personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. Tessy Plastics has designed masks and partnered with Onondaga County to get them to hospitals across Central New York.



Positive cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Onondaga County, but 41 total people have recovered. This means a decrease in active cases, or people who are presently sick. County Executive Ryan McMahon says as people continue to recover, they will continue to track this number.

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The number of cases of COVID 19 in Onondaga County jumped 35% as of Wednesday’s local update.  County leaders continue to emphasize staying isolated, while saying those told to stay in quarantine could face criminal charges should they ignore the order.

Syracuse’s St Patrick’s Day Parade is the latest casualty of the Coronavirus, as city and county officials deemed it too risky in their efforts to contain possible spread of the infection.  Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon says a data-driven approach was used to make the decision. 

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Onondaga County residents filed into a public meeting today at Salina Town Hall to learn more about the results of a feasibility study to the prospects of developing a public beach in the Willow Bay area of Onondaga Lake Park.  Renderings of a sandy and sprawling beach with people and wading in the water were shown with a large bath house, a new playground and picnic areas. 

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Community leaders are sharing Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon’s optimism after a state of the county address that emphasized opportunity and unity. 

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Progress on Onondaga Lake, strides made against poverty and economic development opportunities are among the priorities for County Executive Ryan McMahon in his second State of the County address Monday night.

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Top executives from Microsoft joined with the city of Syracuse, Onondaga County and Syracuse University Thursday to officially kick off a new Digital alliance.  Under the agreement, Microsoft will make Syracuse its first Northeast Technology Hub with an emphasis on creating an inclusive environment.

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Onondaga County is continuing its tough stance against businesses that aren’t paying their taxes.  County Executive Ryan McMahon is threatening criminal action and property seizures on several hotel properties. 

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Onondaga County’s Mental Health Services team is getting more resources to assist at-risk young people struggling with mental illness.   The Department of Children and Family Services will receive $4 million in federal funding over the next four years.