Madison County releases map for positive COVID-19 Test cases

The Madison County Health Department will be posting a map of positive test cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) of Madison County residents on its website. The map will be updated twice daily (morning and afternoon), along with numbers, on the Madison County Health Department web page twice daily.

The Health Department conducts an investigation with each […]

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County prioritizing testing for COVID-19

Local health officials are following state Department of Health recommendations to focus on only testing the people with symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath).

“At this moment, we do not have the supply to test every resident,” said Public Health Director Eric Faisst. “We are using very […]

Madison County offices to close to public

County will provide essential services only

Madison County announced it will be closing its offices to the public at end of business on Friday, March 20, 2020. The only operations that will be functional after March 20 are those essential services that have been approved by the Board of Supervisors.

There is no date […]

Madison County declares state of emergency

Madison County Chairman John M. Becker declared a state of emergency in Madison County as of 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2020, until rescinded due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  This declaration gives the school districts the ability to close if they so choose.  As of March 15, 2020, Madison County has no positive […]

Clear Path for Veterans COVID – 19 response

Clear Path for Veterans is closely monitoring and working with local health agencies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, for the latest developments related to COVID-19. We will continue to follow the guidance of government and public health officials as information is made available. Clear Path is reinforcing these agencies’ […]

Brindisi and Schumer worked to negotiate emergency money for 22nd Congressional District

Rep. Anthony BrindisiCounty Executive Anthony PicenteU.S. Senator Charles Schumer Madison and Oneida counties to received coronavirus help in the amounts of $2.2 million and $11 million, respectively

Congressman Anthony Brindisi joined County leaders to announce major funding to help Counties on the frontline combat the coronavirus and specifically called on the Senate to act […]

SNACK sites shut down

Madison County senior nutrition centers shutting down due to coronavirus concerns

As a preventative, proactive measure to halt or slow the spread of the corona virus in the vulnerable senior population, the Madison County Office for the Aging, Inc. (OFA) has temporarily closed all congregate Senior Nutrition and County Kitchen (SNACK) sites for the […]

Oneida Health activates COVID-19 visitor response plan

Effective immediately, all visitation has been suspended at Oneida Health Hospital and the Oneida Health Rehabilitation and Extended Care facility due to the continued spread of COVID-19. In addition, Oneida Health is also restricting the number of individuals who can accompany patients during outpatient visits throughout their network of services including primary care, specialty […]

Health Department reviews symptoms of coronavirus and who should get tested

As of March 14, 2020, there are no positive cases of coronavirus in Madison County. Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Most people experience mild illness and recover from COVID-19 without needing medical treatment. People who have conditions that may result in more severe illness from COVID-19 include women who […]

Salka speaks at homecare support forum

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) is pictured speaking at a homecare support forum in Albany Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) recently spoke at a homecare support forum on the needs of homecare workers and the necessary attention that must be given to those who need care.

Salka answered questions and gave support […]

Sunrise Movement Hamilton College rally challenges board of trustees to address climate crisis

On Friday, March 6, 2020, Sunrise Movement Hamilton College hosted a rally outside the college’s administration building, Buttrick Hall, to demand that the college take action against the climate crisis. About 50 students attended the rally. Demands included divesting the college’s endowment from fossil fuels, reinvesting that same amount of money into renewable energy, […]

Stirpe: Prepare, don’t panic, in face of coronavirus

Assemblyman Al Stirpe

Ever since it was first identified in December, the number of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has been on the rise; however, while the virus is indeed a serious public health issue, it is important that people not panic. The way we are going to get through this is by taking […]