Cornell University is beginning in person classes this week after spending the first two weeks of the semester online. According to WHCU Radio, the university will be requiring all Undergraduate, Law and MBA students to be tested for COVID-19 once a week. Campus officials also reported lower than expected positivity rates since students returned to campus.
The 600 Block of Cascadilla street will be closed for construction today and tomorrow. Construction is set to begin at 8 A.M. today and conclude tomorrow at 3 P.M. The project is to install a new water service in the area. Eastbound drivers will be detoured towards Hancock Avenue. Local traffic delays are expected.
The Tompkins County Sheriff’s office is warning residents of a texting scam offering t-shirts with the department’s name and emblem. According to 14850.com, the text’s are offering $10 t-shirts made by a custom printing company. The sheriff’s office said it did not approve the use of it’s name or emblem on the shirt. The office is urging residents to delete the text if they receive it, and to not click the link or provide money to the vendor.
A new New York state law will re-establish a state advocate for people with disabilities. According to Spectrum News, the bill signed by Governor Kathy Hochul will create the Office of the Advocate for People with Disabilities. The office was eliminated under Governor Andrew Cuomo during a reorganization of state departments. The office will be tasked with providing disabled New Yorkers with access to state services.