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Coronavirus Update, January 22, 2021

By WRFI News Staff | January 22, 2021

The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting a number of potential public exposures to COVID-19. Our first one to report is at Five Below, at 744 S. Meadow St., in Ithaca. The date of the exposure to COVID was on Saturday, January 16, 11:30am-8:30pm. The other reported exposure to COVID-19 is at the Ithaca Walmart,…

Editorial: So long, farewell, Ithaca [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | January 22, 2021

Dear listeners, friends, & comrades, January 22, 2021 was last day as WRFI News Director. As we continue to face this global pandemic I’ve decided to move to a city (NYC) so I can be closer to family and loved ones in these tough times. It has been an absolute honor to work alongside this…

Interview with Walking on Water’s Priscilla Hummel on Comfort Food, a Three-Part Musical [Audio]

By WRFI News Staff | January 21, 2021

WRFI News Contributor Pamela Tan speaks with Walking on Water‘s Priscilla Hummel about their upcoming production of the three-part musical, Comfort Food, which will stream online in February 2021.

Coronavirus Update, January 20, 2021

By WRFI News Staff | January 20, 2021

The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting a number of potential public exposures to COVID-19 on TCAT, Routes 40, 43, and 53. The various exposures were in a rider, and occurred  January 15 – 18. You can review the specific days and times of the COVID exposure on TCAT, Routes 40, 43, and 53 on…

Coronavirus Update, January 19, 2021

By WRFI News Staff | January 19, 2021

The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting another potential public exposure to COVID-19. This time, the positive case was detected in a person who rode TCAT bus number 32 on Friday, January 15th.  The individual boarded the TCAT bus around 1:50 pm at Gaslight Village Apartments and left the bus at Seneca Street Station at…

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