Coronavirus Update, March 9, 2021

For Tompkins County Residents, free rides are available to the State-Run vaccination clinic in Binghamton. 

There are two round trips each day, One leaving at 9am and returning at 2:15pm. The other, leaving at 2:15pm, and returning at 6:30pm.

The busses are departing from 130 East Seneca Street in Downtown Ithaca.

In addition, is a free cab service to get to the bus stop for anyone in Tompkins County.

These service is a collaboration between Tompkins County Health and Transportation officials, as well as the company OurBus. 

No-cost tickets can be purchased by contacting ‘GetThere’, a mobility management program of the Rural Health Network of South Central New York, at 855-373-4040.

Through OurBus’ Door<To>Door service, customers have the option to book a shared cab ride to the bus stop in Ithaca, and back home. The cabs are guaranteed to connect to the bus. Pickups are available from any address within Tompkins County.

 Tompkins county is distributing a total of 1,170 doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine this week. 

700 are for essential workers in phase 1b.

470 are for individuals with comorbidities.

Click here to go to the Tompkins County website and view their COVID-19 Vaccine Registry Form. 

Governor Cuomo is announcing that on March 10th, vaccines will become available for people 60 and older.

The Albany Times Union reports that individuals 60 and older can make their appointments at all vaccination sites. On March 17th, restrictions on who can receive the vaccine will broaden. Public facing public employees and public facing non-profit employees, and essential public workers will all become eligible.

Tompkins County is reporting 10 new positive cases of COVID-19, and a total of 88 active cases. 1 new person has been hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Tompkins County

Schuyler County is reporting 1 new case of COVID, and 8 total active cases of the virus.