Syracuse, N.Y. - Onondaga County Executive Ryan Mcmahon holding a briefing today.
He started with good news, no new deaths to report and only 32 new cases. The positivity rate is 0.9%
He also said schools can open without barriers now after the CDC reduced distancing requirements from 6 to 3 feet and said that barriers would not be required. McMahon said that the county is returning most of the thousands of barriers it ordered for schools, keeping some for school cafeterias
Since Governor Cuomo lowered the eligibility age to 50, the county has opened up its "OnList" type program to 40-50 years of age. People who fall into that age group can sign up on the County's website and be put on a list. If Vaccines become available the county will pull from that list.
With SU heading to the Sweet Sixteen and the game being held at 9:55 at night, McMahon was asked whether he thinks bars and restaurants will be open. His response was he is "mind-boggled" why the decisions are being made out of Albany.
McMahon said at this point he thinks anybody 18 and older should be eligible to be vaccinated