ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — In Sunday’s daily briefing, Oneida County reported 26 new positive cases of Coronavirus, the county’s total is 876. There is one new fatality, the current number of deaths is 39. Of those positive cases, 344 cases are active, 38 patients are hospitalized and 493 cases are resolved.
Governor Cuomo has permitted all campgrounds in Oneida County to reopen beginning today, May 25th. For campgrounds that are not yet permitted to reopen, the Oneida County Health Department recommends following these guidelines:
- All common recreational areas, such as community rooms, pools, dining areas and campfire pits, should remain closed.
- Campers should use self-contained bathroom facilities.
- Toilets must be cleaned hourly with a documented cleaning log.
- Each camping site should be a minimum of 2,500 square feet.
- Campers who have symptoms should seek immediate medical care, and management should keep their information confidential.
- Campers should follow the CDC’s guidelines and social distance.
- Campers should wear masks or face coverings.
- Only registered campers should be allowed onto the property.
In Monday’s daily address Governor Cuomo paid tribute to all of our fallen soldiers, and the Americans at the frontline during the Coronavirus pandemic. Today, New York announced that the state and the local governments will provide death benefits for public heroes who died from COVID-19. Cuomo is calling on the federal government to do the same, and provide funding for hazard pay for frontline workers.
On May 24th the state lost 96 lives to Coronavirus. The number of new cases, hospitalizations, net hospitalizations, icu and deaths continue to decrease. Cuomo says that overall, this is good news, but again, we can’t let this stop of us from continuing to stay vigilant, practicing safe hygiene and social distancing.
For more COVID-19 updates, tune into our station WUTR and WFXV. The next daily briefing will be Tuesday, May 26th.