Local Coronavirus (COVID-19) Watch

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Advice on Facemasks from the WHO

As your community radio station, WRFI is committed to keeping you up-to-date about the developing pandemic known as the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. Bookmark this page and come for the latest developments, resources, and closures as well as audio features and interviews relating to the coronavirus.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include: fever, cough and shortness of breath. Special caution should be taken if you or someone you've had close contact with has recently traveled - especially to an area with an active COVID-19 outbreak.

Protect yourself and those around you:

  • If you are sick, stay home. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If a tissue is not available, cover your cough or sneeze into your elbow. 
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Avoid handshakes and hugs, use an elbow bump instead.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with a household cleaner.

Coronavirus Resources

Latest Updates

Coronavirus Update, April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

New York now has over 92,000 cases of the coronavirus, according to the state department of health. There are 4 confirmed cases of the virus…

Coronavirus Update, April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020

New York now has over 83,000 cases of the coronavirus, according to the state department of health. There are 2 confirmed cases of the virus…

Coronavirus Update, March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

New York now has over 75,000 cases of the coronavirus, according to the state department of health. There are 2 confirmed cases of the virus…

Coronavirus Update, March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020

New York now has over 66,000 cases of the coronavirus, according to the State Department of Health. There are 2 confirmed cases of the virus…

Ithaca Community Members Sew Face Masks To Meet Local Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic [AUDIO]

March 30, 2020

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…

Coronavirus Update, March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

New York now has over 44,000 of coronavirus cases state-wide, according to New York Governor Cuomo. There is one confirmed case of the virus in…

Coronavirus Update, March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

New York State’s total number of positive COVID-19 cases has reached over 37,000, according to the state department of health. According to the Governor, New…