Oneida County officials hold virtual town hall

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, along with other county officials, held a virtual town hall to answer questions about the coronavirus crisis.

Posted: Apr 21, 2020 11:16 PM
Updated: Apr 22, 2020 4:16 PM

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, along with other county officials, held a virtual town hall Tuesday night to answer questions about the coronavirus crisis.

Several topics were discussed such as closing campgrounds, why Picente isn't giving details about where in the county there are positive cases, and reopening of the county.

Picente discussed the importance of having a plan when it's time for the county to reopen.

"We have to do it in a measured way," Picente said. "We have to look at ways in which things can be reopened in a process that is organized and measured with all of the data that's at our hands and with the first and foremost concern of the public health of our residents."

Many people asked about Picente's decision to close campgrounds until July 1. Picente says he looks at campgrounds and RV parks as a place where people tend to congregate.

"I know that is another aspect that people are not entirely happy with but we're just trying to stop the spread and stop people from congregating," Picente said.

Picente also discussed the reasoning behind the county's decision to not give out specific location data for positive cases.

"The area of infection or cases is all around us, it's everywhere and I wanted people to know that from the beginning because I wanted people to be prepared and I wanted people to be cautious and take the necessary steps to be safe and we have continued to do that today," Picente said.

You can watch the full video here.

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