Join the conversation and TUNE IN and Monday, April 20 from 6-7pm for WRFI’s second coronavirus virtual town hall meeting. Monday’s meeting will feature YOUR QUESTIONS and Dr. David Evelyn, the Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for Cayuga Medical Center from 6:00-6:30pm and, in the second half-hour (6:30-7pm), Frank Kruppa, Public Health Director at Tompkins County Health Department, and Gen Meredith, Associate Director of Cornell University MPH Program (Public Health). More panelists may be added.

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Jessica Gosa, Executive Director of Foodnet Meals on Wheels, discusses how her organization is adapting amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  She describes how Foodnet is changing its procedures to ensure the safety of its clients and its staff.  Gosa also talks about recent innovations in their operation, such as moving to a rotating schedule and creating…

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Local volunteers are sewing face masks in response to shortages of protective gear for health care providers, people in the service sector and community members from COVID-19. Here we speak with three people in the community who have been organizing these efforts: Carol O’Driscoll, Director of Surgical Services at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca Mask Makers…

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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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Effective 8PM Monday in New York State, New Jersey, and Connecticut, crowd capacities must be reduced to 50 people, restaurants and bars will be takeout and delivery ONLY, Gyms will close, Movie theaters will close, and Casinos will close. That’s according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Grocery stores will remain open. In the last…

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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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