Update on COVID-19 in Cayuga County


(WSYR-TV) — Cayuga County is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases and one official who has pushed schools to go remote spoke with NewsChannel 9 on Tuesday.

Without question, things are not getting better in Cayuga County.

Public Health Director Kathleen Cuddy

Cayuga County continues to see more and more COVID-19 cases. And more measures are being taken to stop community spread.

Last weekend, Cayuga County Chairwoman Aileen McNabb-Coleman and Public Health Director Kathleen Cuddy asked all districts in the county to go to online learning for the first three weeks of 2021.

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of nine people in Cayuga County since 2021 started. The county government met on Tuesday to start the new year.

McNabb-Coleman was sworn-in again as chairwoman — with an elbow instead of a handshake. Combating COVID-19 remains her focus heading into the new year.

Asymptomatic testing will continue on Thursday in Auburn. Testing will take place at Emerson Park Pavilion located at 6843 East Lake Rd. You will need an appointment and be prepared to wait on-site for up to 30 minutes for your results.

Mask-wearing and social distancing guidelines will be enforced at the testing site.

Watch the full interview with Cuddy below:

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