There are 3 new cases of COVID-19 as of today in Tompkins County, 167 of 172 people infected with the virus in Tompkins County have recovered, according to the County Health department. According to Tompkins Public Health Director Frank Kruppa, the new positive COVID-19 cases are related to Fourth of July social gatherings and out-of-state…

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NASCAR has announced that they will not be racing at Watkins Glen International this year. Instead of Watkins Glen, NASCAR will race at the Daytona Road Course. Fingerlakes1 reports that the announcement comes after New York State released guidance last week on professional sporting events that made it impossible for crowds to attend in person.…

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Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick has agreed to draft an executive order for the State Department of Health to approve, forgiving three month’s worth of rent in the city of ithaca. This comes after a protest by members of the Ithaca Tenants Union on Monday night. Members of the union marched from Mayor Myrick’s home to…

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Following the holiday weekend, New York Governor Cuomo held a press conference in Albany to address a number of COVID-19 related announcements. Included was an announcement that the New York State Department of Health is finishing plans for their guidance on maybe opening school districts this fall. All school districts have been directed to develop…

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Three days after announcing the reopening of campus, Cornell’s administration has released more specific information, including guidelines around the August move-in and testing protocols, according to the Cornell Daily Sun. In an email to the Campus community yesterday, Cornell’s VP for Student and Campus Life, Ryan Lombardi, outlined the Cornell behavioral compact, which includes a…

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The city of Ithaca has opened numerous playgrounds, city parks, and outdoor amenities in advance of the 4th of July holiday weekend. 14850 magazine reports that city park playgrounds, and tennis and pickleball courts are open. Additionally, the Ithaca Skate Park and Cayuga Waterfront trail are  open, while basketball courts and athletic fields at city…

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Hot on the heels of announcements yesterday from Cornell and Ithaca College about reopening this fall, Tompkins Cortland Community College, or TC3, has also announced plans for the autumn. According to a press release from the college, the school is planning to begin the semester on August 31st, and will hold both in-person and online…

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