Coronavirus Update, May 18, 2021

New York State will lift face mask requirements in most public spaces, following the change in guidance from the CDC. Governor Cuomo announced that the requirements will be lifted on Wednesday. Immunocompromised and unvaccinated people should continue to wear a mask and social distance as appropriate. Masks are still required on public transportation, in nursing…

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Coronavirus Update, May 17, 2021

The CDC updated its guidance on mask wearing, stating that vaccinated people don’t need to wear them indoors except in the most crowded areas. Though, this new guidance doesn’t override a local government’s, a businesses’, or a state’s mask-wearing policies. If the mandate is lifted in New York, mask policies may look different from business to business,…

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Coronavirus Update, May 13, 2021

Schuyler County Public Health is holding a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on May 19th.  The clinic will be held at the Odessa Fire Department from 3 to 5 pm. All adults 18 and older are eligible and welcome. The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine will be administered. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. Register by clicking here.…

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Coronavirus Update, May 12, 2021

The Ithaca City School district will likely stop following a hybrid learning model in the Fall. This is so long as government authorities allow ICSD currently teaches a mix of in-person and online classes, usually with one teacher managing both types of the classroom at the same time. The Ithaca Voice reports that the system…

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Coronavirus Update, May 10, 2021

Schuyler County Public Health is holding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on May 12th.  It will be running from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Watkins Glen Community Center. The single-dose Johnson &  Johnson will be administered at the clinic. This clinic is available to anyone 16 and older. Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged. Schuyler…

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Coronavirus Update, May 05, 2021

Cornell President Martha Pollack announced Friday that Cornell students who are planning to graduate this spring will be permitted to bring two guests to their graduation ceremony. Originally, students were told that they were not allowed to invite guests. The Ithaca Times reports that  Cornell administration changed the policy following updated New York State public…

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Coronavirus Update, May 03, 2021

The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting a potential public exposure to COVID-19. The person who tested positive for COVID-19 rode the Route 51 TCAT  bus on Saturday April 24th. The rider boarded the outbound 51 bus at Green St. Station at 2:32 p.m. and disembarked at Skyvue Rd. at Snyder Hill Rd. at 2:54…

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Coronavirus Update, April 27, 2021

Tompkins County is holding two small pop-up vaccine clinics this week. The first will be at the Ithaca Mall Vaccination site. It will be held between 8am and 12pm on Thursday, April 29th.   The second clinic will be held in Newfield at the Newfield Elementary School Lower Gym, at 247 Main Street. Both clinics are…

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