Looking at the local COVID-19 caseload, the latest numbers, released today from the Tompkins County health department, indicate that there are 2 additional positive cases, and no new recoveries. According to the County Health Department, that leaves 10 active cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins County.

In Schuyler County, there are 0 new cases of COVID-19 reported as of today, according to their Health Department. All active cases have recovered.


The Tompkins County Consolidated Area Transit, or TCAT, has announced a new Fall Schedule, which includes the termination of certain routes and introduction of new ones. The new schedule also includes several changes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Ithaca Times.

Among the new changes are an increased capacity on busses—25 instead of 20— and added back up busses to decrease overflow at the busiest bus stops.  Fares will be required starting on September 5th, replacing the Pay What You Can that had been in place.  Driver safety shields will be installed to protect drivers, who sit next to fare boxes.

The new schedule will go into effect August 30th. A full list of available routes can be found at tcatbus.com.