Active cases of COVID-19 have been on a downward trend in Tompkins County. According to the County’s local coronavirus data, the weekly average for new positive cases is 9 a day. 9 new positive cases a day — the last time this was the average was in Early November, before the well predicted holiday spike of…

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The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting two potential public exposures to COVID-19. The first was at Planet Fitness on Triphammer Road in Ithaca. The individual who tested positive used the gym during the following days and times: Wednesday, February 24: 4:00pm – 6:00pm Thursday, February 25:  4:00pm – 6:00pm Friday, February 26:  2:00pm –…

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Tompkins County is reporting 5 new positive cases of COVID-19, and a total of 91 cases. The last time active COVID cases in Tompkins County were below a hundred was in November of 2020.  Schuyler County is reporting 8 new cases for a total of 17.

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The Tompkins County Health Department reports 14 new positive COVID cases today as well as 25 recoveries. The county has a total of 112 active cases. One additional person has been hospitalized, for a total of 3.  Schuyler County reports 4 new COVID cases, for a total of 8 active cases.

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The Tompkins County Health Department is announcing a new COVId-19 vaccine registry. The registry is meant to help better distribute the vaccine in Tompkins County. After people eligible for the vaccine can enter their information into the registry, then the health department will be able communicate directly with them. They’ll be told when doses become…

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After last week’s weather delay, the Tompkins County health department has received 1,100 first-round doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Of these doses, 300 are designated for people with comorbidities, 600 are for people in phase 1b, and 200 are set aside for healthcare workers in phase 1a. Anyone with a canceled appointment to receive the vaccine…

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Some public-facing government workers are still not eligible for the Coronavirus vaccine.  The Albany Times Union reports that employees of the DMV, highway and sewage plants and the County Clerk’s offices provide essential services to their communities, but are not explicitly listed under phase 1b. The president of New York Association of County Clerks, Michael…

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And in Covid-19 news, a survey of 2,200 AARP New York Activists, found that less than half were successful in scheduling a Covid-19 vaccination appointment. This underscores the difficulty New Yorkers have been experiencing when signing up for appointments online.  Difficulties to vaccinate people of color was also represented in the survey — just 38%…

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