COVID-19 Cases Tick Up in Tompkins County; Mask Guidance Reinstated

Tompkins County Health Department front entrance (Provided) TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — In response to a recent uptick in cases, the Tompkins County Health Department is reinstating masking guidance and resuming daily updates of it’s COVID-19 data tables. As of posting this story, there are 59 active cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins County.  The daily COVID…

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New Yorkers Mixed on Present and Future of Pandemic, New Poll Shows

(Unsplashed) ITHACA, NY — A new Siena College Research Institute poll shines some light on what New Yorkers thoughts are on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of people polled, 68 percent think the worst of the coronavirus is over. An even greater percentage are comfortable in doing activities that were normal before the pandemic,…

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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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