Syracuse, N.Y. - Onondaga County has joined the growing list of areas where mask use indoors is being suggested by the CDC.
Today however, County Executive Ryan McMahon stopped short of instituting a mask mandate for activities indoors.
McMahon will enact an Executive Order that masks must be worn in nursing home and senior living facilities, including independent living facilities.
He also announced that testing will pick up in the community.
He suggested that Seniors and immunocompromised people, including those vaccinated, should consider wearing a mask indoors.
There were 51 new cases of COVID on Saturday, 62 on Sunday and 36 today. McMahon said it was about 60 days ago that we were celebrating having only 36 cases. He asked that people take a deep breathe and look at the overall picture.
He also asked that people cooperate with health officials when they are working on contract tracing. McMahon said they are seeing a disturbing trend of people not providing information that is necessary to stop the spread. He said "The expectation is the public cooperates with these case investigations."
He pushed for people to get vaccinated. He says it's "a way to keep government regulation out of your life."