COVID Testing

Elderly New Yorkers can determine their risk for contracting COVID-19 thanks to a new online tool from the State’s Office for the Aging.  It’s called CV-19 Check-up, and allows you to put in anonymous information to see how likely you are to become infected, and how severe the infection can progress. 

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A recent increase of COVID-19 cases among SU students is changing how the university responds. The cluster emerged after some students visited another college and then attended an off campus party. Vice Chancellor Mike Haynie says the university led an education campaign early on.

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The high demand of saliva testing for young students is causing an appointment backlog at Onondaga County’s school COVID-19 testing site at NBT Bank Stadium. Tests are administered and processed by Upstate University Hospital. County Executive Ryan McMahon said Upstate received around 6,000 calls this week, compared to its usual 1,200.

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Testing for the coronavirus has become a top healthcare priority across the community.  For many, it determines whether they can work or even go out of the house.  But uncertainties in the system left one nurse isolated and unable to help others.