Targeted COVID-19 testing sites coming to 2 Syracuse zip codes Tuesday

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Two zip codes in the Syracuse area, 13204 and 13208, will have targeted COVID-19 testing sites set up in their area on Tuesday.

With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and with Governor Cuomo issuing a “Yellow Zone” in parts of Onondaga County, Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon announced the targeted testing sites via Twitter on Sunday. On Monday, parts of Onondaga County were upgraded to an Orange Zone.

The targeted testing sites are only available for residents in those specific zip codes. Appointments are available. You can make an appointment by clicking here.

Testing is available at:

Boys and Girls Club
201 Hamilton Street, Syracuse
**Must live in the 13204 zip code to be tested here

McChesney Park
McChesney Park Drive, Syracuse
**Must live in the 13208 zip code to be tested here

800 South State Street, Syracuse
**Entrance is at the corner of Montgomery and Harrison

Village of Fayetteville Community/Courtroom
Third Floor
425 East Genesee Street, Fayetteville
**Must live in the 13066 or 13104 zip code to be tested here

North Syracuse Community Center
700 South Bay Road, North Syracuse
**Must live in the 13039 zip code to be tested here

13204 Zip Code:

13208 Zip Code:

As far as the numbers are concerned, McMahon said Onondaga County had its best day of the week with Saturday’s testing, as only 3.10% of the test results came back positive. 

It was announced Saturday that Onondaga County had over 100 people in the hospital with COVID-19 for the first time since the pandemic began, and that number stayed flat at 102 on Sunday.

Although the positive rate from Saturday’s tests may have been lower, more than 200 people still tested positive for the virus Saturday. McMahon said the majority of those new cases, 139, came from community spread. 19 of the new cases came from colleges and universities within the county. 

The good news in Onondaga County is no new deaths were reported from COVID-19.

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