Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh called the "yellow" zone designation for his city a "wake up call" for residents amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, he said on Monday in a Capital Tonight interview. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier in the day announced Erie, Monroe, and Onondaga counties would be placed under the designation, which places limits on gatherings in public places and requires schools test students for COVID-19. 

Walsh acknowledged testing for the Syracuse schools, the largest district in Onondaga County, will be challenge.