Onondaga County not following Erie County’s mask requirement, McMahon says local data doesn’t call for it

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ONONDAGA COUNTY (WSYR-TV) — Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon said that Onondaga County will not follow Erie County’s mask requirement. He said local data doesn’t call for such mandates being implemented.

McMahon said he will talk with local hospital administrators to determine a number of hospitalizations that would trigger mandates.

He said the mandates being considered are masks in some public places and requiring testing or vaccines at large events like weddings.

The County Executive also ran through Tuesday’s COVID numbers. There are 150 people in the hospital with COVID-19 and 26 in the ICU. Of the 26 in the ICU, 77% are unvaccinated.

There are 1519 active cases in the county and 140 new cases. Since Monday, there was one hospital death of a man in his 70s with underlying conditions.

24% of the 140 new cases come from household contacts and 18% have come from people traveling out of the county and out of the state, McMahon said.

McMahon reminded people that there will be a vaccine clinic on Tuesday at the Civic Center for everyone, including children and people looking for their booster shot.

You can watch the full press conference in the video player below:

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