Coronavirus Update, June 29, 2021

Cornell University is planning a full reopening in the fall. Nearly all classes will be in-person with seating that will not require social distancing. Students planning to take fall classes in person have been informed that they must provide Cornell with proof of full vaccination by August 16.   The University currently only recognizes vaccines…

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Tompkins County Considers How to Spend $19.8M in American Rescue Plan Funds

Tompkins County Interim-County Administrator gives a virtual presentation on how Tompkins County could spend American Rescue Plan Funds on the County’s Capital Program (Provided) Tompkins County Legislator Deborah Dawson (Provided) SUMMARY Tompkins County has almost $20 million in American Rescue Plan Funds. The money is meant to get Tompkins County on track to economic recovery…

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Coronavirus Update, June 22, 2021

The Tompkins County Health Department announces an additional free COVID vaccine clinic.  It will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, June 23 at the Tompkins County Public Library from 10 am to 2 pm.  Healthcare workers will provide the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine, available only to individuals age 18 and older. The Health department will be…

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Coronavirus Update, June 17, 2021

Although New York State’s COVID restrictions have been lifted in most settings, a state of emergency declaration continues. Governor Cuomo still retains many of the broad powers granted to him in March 2020. Amid allegations of sexual harrassment, the State Legislature stripped Cuomo of the ability to issue new orders. Existing directives, like closing businesses…

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