The Reimagining Public Safety Draft report has made waves in Ithaca and Tompkins County, and has even rippled into the National news.  Here, we track how the draft report was first released to the press, referred to in a GQ article, then presented to the Ithaca Common Council.  The draft report and supplemental materials can…

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The Tompkins County Health Department is announcing new groups of people who are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine locally. Public-facing hotel workers and people who are homebound are encouraged to sign up for the Tompkins County Vaccine Registry. You can access the registry here, and the Health Department will reach out when appointments become…

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Active cases of COVID-19 have been on a downward trend in Tompkins County. According to the County’s local coronavirus data, the weekly average for new positive cases is 9 a day. 9 new positive cases a day — the last time this was the average was in Early November, before the well predicted holiday spike of…

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The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting two potential public exposures to COVID-19. The first was at Planet Fitness on Triphammer Road in Ithaca. The individual who tested positive used the gym during the following days and times: Wednesday, February 24: 4:00pm – 6:00pm Thursday, February 25:  4:00pm – 6:00pm Friday, February 26:  2:00pm –…

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Cornell University has begun work developing a hyperlocal weather forecasting system for New York state’s rural communities.  They’ve partnered with community stakeholders to design and implement a forecasting system aimed at improving winter-storm emergency response and coordination around natural disasters. It’s a part of a competition hosted by the National Science Foundation, or NSF. For…

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Tompkins County is reporting 5 new positive cases of COVID-19, and a total of 91 cases. The last time active COVID cases in Tompkins County were below a hundred was in November of 2020.  Schuyler County is reporting 8 new cases for a total of 17.

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