First, the Tompkins County Health Department is reporting a potential public exposure to COVID-19 at Red’s Place, 107 N Aurora St. Ithaca in Ithaca An employee of the restaurant who tested positive worked at Red’s on Saturday, January 9, from 5 p.m. to  9 p.m. The health department recommends that anyone who may have been…

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Yesterday the New York State Health Department updated the information on scheduling for and receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. Starting today people in phase 1B are eligible to register for COVID-19 vaccinations. That group includes education workers, first responders, public safety workers, public transit workers and people aged 75 and older. Continuing to be eligible are…

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The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting a potential public exposure to COVID-19 at AT&T, 748 S Meadow St in Ithaca The employee who tested positive worked on Friday, January 1, from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, January 2, from 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. The health department recommends anyone who may have…

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COVID vaccine distribution is ramping up locally, as announced in a statement today by the Tompkins County Health Department.  Clinics held by Tompkins county this week are for individuals in the New York State Phase 1A category that are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Phase 1A eligible individuals include outpatient and ambulatory front-line, high…

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First, we’ll take a look at the local COVID-19 caseload. The number of hospitalizations due to complications from the virus are up to 31 as of yesterday. In addition, another death linked to a COVID infection at a local nursing home was reported yesterday. As of now, it’s unknown which area nursing home the resident…

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Beginning Monday, Ithaca City School District plans to institute surveillance testing for COVID-19 among students doing in-person learning, reports the Ithaca Voice.  The school system plans to test about 20 percent of the in-person population every two weeks. According to ICSD plans, the testing will take place on Mondays for students in pre-K to 5th…

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We’ll start by looking at the local COVID-19 caseload. The number of hospitalizations due to complications from the virus have more than doubled since last Monday. According to the Tompkins County health department, as of the time of our 6 p.m. broadcast there are 29 people hospitalized. There are 14 additional positives and 13 new…

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The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting a number of potential public exposures to COVID-19. The toy store Alphabet Soup, at 171 East State Street in Ithaca is reporting potential exposures from 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 22nd and Wednesday December 23rd. The TCAT bus system is reporting eight potential exposures on…

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