About Madison County's COVID-19 Wastewater Project
Wastewater surveillance allows for large populations to be efficiently and cost-effectively screened for the presence of the COVID-19 virus by detecting viral RNA shed into the public water sewer systems. This surveillance data is promising as an early warning of emerging COVID-19 (the SARS-CoV-2 virus) infections a community. Wastewater surveillance testing can have a sensitivity of one infection per 10,000 individuals.
Madison County Health Department in July 2020 partnered with Quadrant Biosciences Lab and Syracuse University Researchers to implement testing wastewater in several towns, villages, and on some college campuses in the County. Data from this testing provides early-warning signals, providing our Department with another source of data to guide decisions to keep our community healthy, safe, and moving forward.
Wastewater samples are collected at various locations in Madison County each week. Samples are tested by Quadrant Biosciences Laboratory to assist with understanding the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community.
Madison County Public Health is currently sampling at these locations:
- City of Oneida WWTP, SUNY Morrisville WWTP, Village of Morrisville, Village of Chittenango, Village of Canastota, and the Town of Cazenovia
Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, Madison County was one of 5 counties in New York State that began collecting and reporting wastewater data as part of the NYS Wastewater Surveillance Network. More counties in the state are also now collecting and reporting this data.
For updated results and map please go to https://mbcolli.shinyapps.io/SARS2EWSP/.
Madison County Wastewater Results
|COVID-19 RESULTS CLASSIFICATION|
|COVID-19 Not Detected with confidence of no apparent active transmission|
|COVID-19 Detected but NOT Quantifiable is an indication of an early/ latent infection|
|COVID-19 Quantifiable indicating active transmission|
|Unable to Determine (UID)|
|No sample available|
|COVID-19 WASTEWATER SAMPLE RESULTS IN MADISON COUNTY|
|Sample Date (unless otherwise noted*)||Sampling Point||COVID-19 Classification|
|11/20/2023||City of Oneida WWTP|
|SUNY Morrisville WWTP|
|Village of Chittenango|
|Village of Canastota|
|Town of Cazenovia|
|Village of Morrisville|
Last updated November 30, 2023