Coronavirus Update, May 10, 2021

Schuyler County Public Health is holding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on May 12th. 

It will be running from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Watkins Glen Community Center.

The single-dose Johnson &  Johnson will be administered at the clinic. This clinic is available to anyone 16 and older.

Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged. Schuyler County Public Health asks that you please fill out the New York State COVID-19 Form prior to your appointment.

New York State will make it’s public colleges and universities require it’s student’s to be vaccinated for COVID-19, starting this fall.

Governor Cuomo said that he will be encouraging private schools to adopt the same measure. The Albany Times Union reports that for these policies to work, the federal government will need to expand its approval beyond the current emergency authorization.

The legislation to require state college students to be vaccinated stems from a bill proposed by State Senator Brad Hoylman. Both Hoylman and Cuomo make the point that college students are already required to be vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella. 

Tompkins County is reporting 1 new positive case of COVID-19, and 48 active cases.

Schuyler County is reporting no new cases of the virus, and 7 active cases of COVID-19.