Coronavirus Update, March 4, 2021

The Tompkins County Health Department is announcing new groups of people who are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine locally. Public-facing hotel workers and people who are homebound are encouraged to sign up for the Tompkins County Vaccine Registry. You can access the registry here, and the Health Department will reach out when appointments become available. 

Individuals without a computer or access to the internet can also call 2-1-1 to set up an appointment during regular business hours. Again that is 2-1-1. Signing up for the Tompkins County Vaccine Registry does not guarantee a vaccine appointment.

In State News, Gov. Cuomo is announcing that domestic travelers who have been fully vaccinated within 90 days of their trip will no longer have to quarantine, or test out of quarantine, when arriving in New York. This announcement came during a COVID-19 brief on Wednesday. International travelers and people who have not been vaccinated must continue to quarantine under existing guidelines.

This announcement came at the same time the State released looser social gathering guidelines. Beginning March 22nd, social gatherings in public spaces will allow up to 100 people indoors or 200 people outdoors. This is up from the current 50 person cap. Additionally, social gatherings in residential homes will allow up to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.