Legislature Chairman Jim Weatherup – Remarks from COVID-19 News Conference

First, I want to thank Oswego Health and fitness, our local community companions Mayor Michaels and Mayor Barlow, and all of our county wellness treatment personnel, together with our county Wellness Section, who have labored tirelessly to keep our local community harmless as a result of this pandemic.

We’re here now since we’re nevertheless in a struggle with COVID-19. Much more of our neighbors, friends and family customers are receiving ill just about every day, with some becoming hospitalized. This puts a huge strain on our key care suppliers, clinic, and in general health and fitness treatment procedure.

I am content to report that previous night the County Legislature, working with federal and grant pounds, accredited a restructuring strategy for the well being office that will enrich the department staff and methods in the places of ailment monitoring and mitigation, overall health education and unexpected emergency planning and response.

As of Dec. 9, 2021, we have had 676 new good circumstances more than the previous seven days. We have experienced 19 new hospitalizations from described hospitals in the previous seven days.

As of Dec. 9, 2021, the CDC reported the 7-day rolling proportion of beneficial test final results: 13.09%.

This is not the greatest since the pandemic begun, but it is nonetheless major.

Amid the total populace, 55.5% of Oswego County’s inhabitants are entirely vaccinated.

  • Between age 65 and higher than: 7%
  • Amongst age18 and earlier mentioned: 65.2%
  • Among the age 12 and above: 63.7%

The higher than entirely-vaccination costs do not include booster doses.

These charges are not at the base of the state, but Oswego County should really be able to do superior.

According to the state Section of Health and fitness internet site, (as of this early morning) there are no scenarios of Omicron uncovered in Oswego County. There are a few in the Central NY area.

We acknowledge that a lot of of you are fatigued. But we want to concentrate our attempts on battling this virus and not every other. We require all people to do their section to stop the distribute of COVID-19. We’re not talking about countywide mandates we’re just inquiring you to look out for just about every other.

Remain household if you’re sick, preserve your youngsters residence if they are sick. Wash your arms and preserve social length when probable. Please look at acquiring vaccinated if you are in a position.

The vaccine is commonly offered via health and fitness care vendors, pharmacies, and the County Wellbeing Department. The County has held hundreds of vaccination clinics and proceeds to keep them each individual week.  Our Preventative Team has been vaccinating close to 50 homebound citizens per 7 days. For more facts, go to www.oswegocounty.com or simply call 315-349-3330.

We all know that no vaccine is 100% powerful. Some vaccinated persons might still deal the virus. Even so, statistically, the vaccine helps prevent major disease, hospitalization, and loss of life. It is even now our most effective defense against the virus.

And, irrespective of your vaccination status, test to have on a confront mask in public spaces. Not since you are concerned of receiving sick, but to much better secure your loved types – your mothers and dads, your tiny ones, all those who require a tiny excess protection.

These steps are easy steps that have proven productive in the earlier. And they are the roadmap for a a lot quicker and extra sustainable restoration for us all.

No a person needs to go back to the additional intense steps that have been taken past 12 months. No a single desires to give up our appropriate to retain our possess communities. Our small businesses just can’t find the money for another slowdown and making certain that our little ones continue being safe, and their educational institutions keep on being open up, are important priorities for us.

For this reason, cases associated with educational facilities are prioritized as call tracing is done. This may mean there is a hold off in reaching out to some in the neighborhood. Our overall health section team and situation investigators with the New York Condition Division of Overall health are functioning 7 times a 7 days to carry out investigations and get inhabitants the info they require to maintain our communities secure.

We require everyone’s support on this. If you appear in contact with anyone who has examined good for COVID-19, be sure to cooperate with investigators, and abide by isolation and quarantine advice.

Remember, we’re all in this together. Let’s all observe safer overall health behavior and acquire treatment of every single other. Performing with each other, we can make this county safer and much healthier.

Jim Weatherup 12-10-21 revv

Oswego County Legislature Chairman Jim Weatherup offers a COVID-19 update at a joint information meeting with community wellness care and nearby leaders Friday early morning, Dec. 10, in Oswego. Chairman Weatherup reported that Thursday evening the Oswego County Legislature accredited a re-structuring system for the health office that will improve department staff and resources for sickness monitoring and mitigation, overall health schooling, and emergency setting up and response. Wanting on are, from still left, Oswego County Wellness Office Health care Director Dr. Christina Liepke and Michael Backus, Executive Vice President and Main Working Officer for Oswego Well being.

Dr Liepke 12-10-21 revv

Christina Liepke, MD, Professional medical Director of the Oswego County Overall health Division, emphasizes the significance of sporting a mask to stop the distribute of COVID-19, the flu, and other health problems. Dr. Liepke and other local community leaders spoke at a news meeting Friday early morning in Oswego. Looking on are, from remaining, Oswego Wellbeing Vice President of Clinical Providers and Built-in Healthcare Kathryn Pagliaroli, MS, BSN, RN Dr. Duane Tull, Main Professional medical Officer for Oswego Health Fulton Mayor Deana Michaels Oswego County Legislature Chairman Jim Weatherup and Michael Backus, Government Vice President and Chief Functioning Officer for Oswego Overall health. Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow also spoke at the information conference.