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Coronavirus Update, July 29, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | July 29, 2020

Two recent anonymous donations have made it possible for the Ithaca Youth Bureau to bring back furloughed employees.   The City of Ithaca announced the donations in a press release issued Wednesday afternoon. The notice states that The Ithaca Youth Bureau will use the $ 110,000 dollars to cover operating expenses through December 31, 2020. As…

Coronavirus Update, July 28, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | July 28, 2020

Nine of the new COVID-19 cases reported in Tompkins county this past week are related to a social gathering where participants did not wear masks or follow social distancing guidelines. The Tompkins County Health Department announced the news in a press release yesterday, adding that multiple attendees at said gathering had also travelled or returned…

Coronavirus Update, July 27, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | July 27, 2020

Over the weekend 7 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Tompkins County, and 1 new case was reported Monday by the County Health Department. There are now 35 active cases in Tompkins, and 184 recoveries. Close to 23,000 people have been tested for the virus. In Schuyler County, there were no new cases of…

Coronavirus Update, July 24, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | July 24, 2020

The Ithaca City School District has announced its proposed reactivation plans for the fall, ahead of the July 31st deadline to submit reopening plans to New York state. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered that schools can only reopen if their region is in Phase 4 of the state’s economic reopening stages, and is…

Coronavirus Update, July 23, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | July 23, 2020

The Tompkins County Health Department has released demographics on all recovered and active COVID-19 cases to date. According to the Ithaca Voice, people in their 20s make up nearly a third of the cases — larger than any other age range. People over the age of 60 make up 22 percent of the county’s cases.…


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