As the fall months and the flu season approaches, the Tompkins County Health Department strongly urges local residents to get a flu shot, the Ithaca Voice reports. Frank Kruppa, Tompkins County health director, points out that flu shots are widely available right now.  He adds that if local residents take the time to get a…

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A student in the Odessa-Montour school district has been exposed to coronavirus, reports The Odessa File. The classmates and teacher at Hanlon elementary have been notified and will have to quarantine and temporarily take classes remotely. It is uncertain whether or not the exposed student has tested positive for COVID yet. More than 600 out…

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Even though Cornell’s Statler Hotel is temporarily closed for its regular hospitality business, it’s keeping busy as a space for students who are under isolation due to COVID-19 exposure, or who have tested positive for the virus.  As of Wednesday, the hotel was operating at almost 95% capacity, reports the Cornell Daily Sun. An anonymous…

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is reaffirming that colleges and universities in New York state that reach 100 COVID cases in two weeks must temporarily suspend in-person classes. Even though there have been 82 cases reported out of Cornell, only 31 cases will count towards that threshold. The Cornell Daily Sun explains that this is due to…

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The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Tompkins County have increased by 34 since Thursday, according to numbers released by the County health Department. There were 12 more cases on Friday, 12 cases reported Saturday, and 10 more positives as of Sunday. 7 cases recovered over the weekend. According to the County Health Department, that…

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An employee of The Boatyard Grill in Ithaca has tested positive for COVID 19, the Ithaca Times reports. According to the Tompkins County Health Department, the employee may have exposed restaurant patrons to the virus on Friday, August 28th, Saturday, August 29th and Sunday August 30, between the hours of 4pm and 11pm. The Tompkins…

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The Tompkins County Health Department is saying that the cluster of 9 positive coronavirus cases at Cornell reported on Friday has now grown to 21 positive cases, according to the Ithaca Voice. At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Tompkins County Legislature, County Health Director Frank Kruppa said that the new cases are tied to the…

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The Watkins Glen School Board has cut $710,000 from the 2020-21 budget, eliminating multiple positions and its football season, in response to decreased state aid funding due to the pandemic. According to the Odessa File, the loss of state aid to the district amounts to nearly 3 million dollars. The cuts include a school clerical…

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