Syracuse, N.Y. - Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon says the new system the county set up for seniors to get registered to be vaccinated against COVID-19 was a big success. "OnList" received over 9000 registrations within 45 minutes of going online at noon. McMahon was pleasantly surprised and as promised said they will set up a phone bank to allow people to register.
"OnList" is available for people aged 65 and older. Starting tomorrow the county in conjunction with Syracuse University will have a phone bank for those seniors. The number to call beginning at 12noon is 315 -679 - 4099
The County's COVID 19 website shut down today because there were so many clicks and refreshes on it, the 3rd party vendor's technology thought it was being hacked. McMahon said it didn't really affect much as people would have been disappointed anyway as they had only 1,000 shots for about 70,000 eligible people.
McMahon announced that the county lost 4 more people to the virus, which brings the total number to 596 deaths since last March. The positivity rate stands at 3.9 %.
County executive Ryan McMahon also announced health guidelines for the return of hockey, basketball, wrestling and competitive cheerleading, which had been on hold because of COVID 19.
Some of the requirements include a mask mandate, a limit of two spectators per athlete at events, and a 10-day shutdown of a team if any athlete or coach in a program tests positive.
Schools are free to implement more restrictive fan requirements if they choose. Some schools and conferences have said they will start the season with no fans
Travel is also limited, with overnight stays for games discouraged and practices and games allowed only against teams within a school’s county or against counties with adjacent borders.