WATCH: Onondaga County Executive holds briefing on testing options for parents and new nursing home clusters

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Two nursing homes in Onondaga County are experiencing what the county executive calls “clusters” of coronavirus.

He says a cluster is considered more than five cases, but both nursing homes have more than 10 cases.

Ryan McMahon said he wouldn’t publicly name the facilities.

According to New York State data, 95% of nursing home residents in Onondaga County are vaccinated and 99% of workers have both shots after the state mandate.

Ryan McMahon announced a new testing options for sick children to open next week.

Parents have been complaining about a lack of availability to find testes needed to to rule out coronavirus before sending their children back to school.

McMahon said the location wasn’t finalized and he’ll share more details next week.

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