Coronavirus Update, May 03, 2021

The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting a potential public exposure to COVID-19. The person who tested positive for COVID-19 rode the Route 51 TCAT  bus on Saturday April 24th. The rider boarded the outbound 51 bus at Green St. Station at 2:32 p.m. and disembarked at Skyvue Rd. at Snyder Hill Rd. at 2:54 p.m. 

The person who tested positive is currently in isolation. If you rode TCAT’s Route 51 during this time, please follow the guidance listed on the Public Exposure page at 

During the week of May 3rd, the Tompkins County Health Department and Cayuga Health System will hold vaccination clinics for everyone who is 18 years old or older. The clinics are at the Ithaca Mall site, and there are two small pop-up clinics for Dryden and Enfield residents. The mall clinic will use the Moderna vaccine, and the Dryden and Enfield pop-up clinics will use the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine. Appointment links have been sent to people on the Tompkins County COVID-19 vaccine registry and have been posted on the Health Department website.  

All New York State residents 16 years and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Health Department urges everyone who is eligible to sign up for the Tompkins County COVID-19 Vaccine Registry at

The annual Finger Lakes Wine Festival has been postponed for the second year. The event, which is usually held at Watkins Glen International, will be held from to July 8th to the 11th in 2022.. Watkins Glen International President, Michael Printup, shared that due to current New York State Covid guidelines, they would not be able to safely host enough guests to make the event a success.

Anyone who has already purchased tickets for the event can get a full refund if requested by May 30.

Tompkins county is reporting 8 new positive cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 59. Schuyler county is reporting 3 new cases with a total of 17 active cases.