Cornell University is reporting a blatant disregard for COVID safety requirements among some of its student body. University President, Martha E. Pollock and Provost Michael Kotlikoff, wrote to Cornell’s students, calling the behavior disturbing. 

The University has moved to an alert level yellow, seeing 74 positive cases emerge last week. Students are missing their required COVID-19 tests, and some have provided false information to the Universities contact tracing efforts.

Pollock and Kotlikoff’s letter warns that students who do not comply with the University’s  Behavioral Compact, will face disciplinary action.

Visitation is resuming at the Seneca View Skilled Nursing facility at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls. 

Seneca View is fulfilling the two requirements from New York state health officials, first that the facility has been COVID-free for more than 14 days and that the surrounding area has a low incidence of active COVID cases.  Visitors must be free of COVID, wear masks and be socially distanced.  Seneca View staff are contacting families of residents to arrange appointments.

Tompkins County is reporting 24 new cases of COVID, totaling 168 active cases of the virus. This continues a week long upward trend.

Schuyler County is reporting 7 new cases of COVID, with 18 active cases total.