Coronavirus Update, May 19, 2021

The Tompkins County Health Department is now prioritizing vaccinating people in the community, ages 12 and up. The Health Department is partnering with school districts across the county to organize pop-up vaccine clinics, administering the Pfizer vaccine.

One clinic will be held at the Dryden High School Gym today.

It will run from 3:30pm to 7:30pm this evening.

Tomorrow, May 20th, another clinic will be held at the Newfield Elementary School Lower Gymnasium, from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. 

Minors 18 and younger will need a parent or guardian to identify them and provide consent for the vaccine on site. 

To register for either of these clinics, and inquire about transportation options, you can call 2 -1 -1.

Effective today, New York State and Tompkins County are adopting the CDC guidance on mask policies and social distance for people vaccinated against COVID-19.

Fully vaccinated people don’t need to socially distance from one another or wear masks in most settings. Fully vaccinated people still need to follow these measures in cases required by federal, state, or local laws, or if it's a business or workplace’s policy.

Most business capacity restrictions will likely still need to follow  a 6 foot social distancing rule. Vaccinated or not, any social gathering that exceeds New York State limits will still be required to submit an event notification to the health department. You can find that form here, and more details at  Tompkins County’s website