A new executive order dubbed “New York State on PAUSE” by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will make sweeping changes effective Sunday at 8pm.  The New York Times reports that gatherings of any size deemed “Nonessential” are banned. 100% of the workforce must stay home, excluding essential services. The state classified essential businesses as the…

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There are no new confirmed cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19 in Tompkins county, so the total number of cases stands at 6. However, 224 test results are currently pending. New York State has reached over 4,000 total cases, according to the state Health Department. This comes as over 7,500 New Yorkers were tested for COVID-19…

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As of the time of broadcast (6PM) there are 6 confirmed cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19 in  Tompkins county. There are zero confirmed cases in Schuyler County. New York State has reached over 2300 total cases, according to the state Health Department. Governor Cuomo will issue an Executive Order directing non-essential businesses to implement work…

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It was announced today that Ithaca College will be switching to remote instruction through the end of the semester, according to a message from President Shirley Collado. The school had planned to originally start up classes again on Monday, April 6th. Additionally, Ithaca College has set August 1st as the new target date for commencement.…

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Cornell University announced that all classes have been suspended for the next three weeks, and that students are strongly encouraged to go home. Virtual instruction for all classes is set to begin on Monday April 6. In the announcement, Cornell University President Martha Pollack provided a number of reasons for the suspension. First, it would…

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Two local institutions have joined Cornell university and schools across the state in moving class instruction online this spring in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Ithaca College has extended its spring break by a week and is temporarily moving classes to online instruction. School president Shirley Collado announced the news in a letter to students…

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