The Tompkins County Health department received 800 COVID-19 vaccine doses for the week of February 15th. 600 doses will be set aside for grocery and P-12th grade school workers that are eligible under phase 1b. The Health Department will be sending registration links for vaccinations to grocery and school workers through their employers or association…

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Ithaca College is planning to make major cuts to its faculty and curriculum.  Students, faculty, and community members have criticized the College’s process. On February 8th, they formed a picket line at the entrance of Ithaca College. The cuts are a part of Ithaca Forever Strategic Plan, which was formed due to the shaky financial…

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Dear listeners, friends, & comrades, January 22, 2021 was last day as WRFI News Director. As we continue to face this global pandemic I’ve decided to move to a city (NYC) so I can be closer to family and loved ones in these tough times. It has been an absolute honor to work alongside this…

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Several Groton Junior-Senior High School teachers and students are in quarantine, following the news that a student at the school tested positive for COVID-19. The Tompkins County Health Department confirmed the case on Monday, and notes that the student with novel coronavirus was not in school when they were symptomatic. Additionally, Groton Central School District…

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It was announced Tuesday by the Chemung County Health Department and Schuyler County Public Health that a cluster of COVID-19 cases have been  linked to the Lighthouse Baptist Church, in Horseheads. According to a news release, the health departments found cases in both counties with help from the church and the New York State Department…

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Tompkins County is designating its Sheriff’s Office as the primary force in charge of responding to gatherings that violate the state’s orders on mask wearing, social distancing, and density. It was announced Friday by the county that the office would be collaborating with other agencies and public safety officials from local higher education institutions to…

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