Coronavirus Update, May 18, 2021

New York State will lift face mask requirements in most public spaces, following the change in guidance from the CDC. Governor Cuomo announced that the requirements will be lifted on Wednesday. Immunocompromised and unvaccinated people should continue to wear a mask and social distance as appropriate. Masks are still required on public transportation, in nursing…

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Coronavirus Update, May 17, 2021

The CDC updated its guidance on mask wearing, stating that vaccinated people don’t need to wear them indoors except in the most crowded areas. Though, this new guidance doesn’t override a local government’s, a businesses’, or a state’s mask-wearing policies. If the mandate is lifted in New York, mask policies may look different from business to business,…

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Which Way Forward: The Executive Order

The summer of 2020 saw mass protests across the United States, demanding that governments defund the police. One of the big administrative responses to these uprising was in New York State Governor, from Governor Andrew Cuomo in the form of Excutive Order 203. The order offered serious affirmation to what many in America were saying:…

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Coronavirus Update, May 13, 2021

Schuyler County Public Health is holding a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on May 19th.  The clinic will be held at the Odessa Fire Department from 3 to 5 pm. All adults 18 and older are eligible and welcome. The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine will be administered. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. Register by clicking here.…

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Coronavirus Update, May 12, 2021

The Ithaca City School district will likely stop following a hybrid learning model in the Fall. This is so long as government authorities allow ICSD currently teaches a mix of in-person and online classes, usually with one teacher managing both types of the classroom at the same time. The Ithaca Voice reports that the system…

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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…

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The Public’s Opinion on Reimagining Public Safety

On this episode of Which Way Forward, we explore many, many opinions and views on the Reimagining Public Safety process. All these comments and thoughts are from the public feedback period of the Reimagining Public Safety Draft Report. This ranged from early February 2021, to March 31st 2021. In that fast-moving span of time, community…

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2021 Izzy Award Winner: Truthout

The Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College has announced the recipients for this year’s Izzy Award for “outstanding achievement in independent media”. One of these recipients is Truthout, a nonprofit independent news outlet.  During 2020, Truthout launched the series “Despair and Disparity: The Uneven Burdens of Covid-19”. This series comprises 250 articles covering…

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