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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Tompkins County and Cayuga Health have opened a new COVID-19 testing center, according to the Ithaca Times. The center is located in portable structures in the parking lot of The Shops at Ithaca Mall. It is replacing the COVID-19 testing center on Craft Road. Anyone can pre-register for testing at www.cayugahealth.org or by calling (607)…

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Juliana Garcia and Josh Dolan, two of the organizers of the Tompkins COVID-19 Mutual Aid Response Facebook Group, discuss what they and other activists are doing to assist local residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. They describe components of the Facebook Group and encourage folks to join whether they need assistance or would like to provide…

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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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Jordan Lesser, longterm legislative counsel to Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, sat down with Your Morning host Ed von Aderkas to talk about his recently announced campaign for New York’s 125th Assembly District. He discussed his platform, his experience, and how he plans to stand out in this year’s crowded race. This interview originally aired on the…

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