Picente Announces New Temporary Mask Mandate



Due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases locally, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced a new temporary mask mandate on Thursday. Picente says everyone, whether vaccinated or not, must wear a mask when visiting indoor establishments. If unvaccinated, patrons must also have their temperature checked. The mandate does not apply to businesses that require proof of vaccination to enter. The mandate also does not apply to outdoor venues.


The mandate takes effect on Monday, December 13th at 7am and runs until January 10th.


Establishments can be fined up to $2,000 under public health law if they do not comply with the mandate.

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