Coronavirus Update, February 22, 2021

Some public-facing government workers are still not eligible for the Coronavirus vaccine. 

The Albany Times Union reports that employees of the DMV, highway and sewage plants and the County Clerk’s offices provide essential services to their communities, but are not explicitly listed under phase 1b.

The president of New York Association of County Clerks, Michael C. Bartolotti, is advocating for these essential workers to be given the vaccine due to their exposure to other peopl

Tompkins County is reporting 7 new positive cases, putting the total cases at 137 in the county.

Schuyler County is reporting 2 new positive cases of the virus, with a total of 7 active cases.