The Tompkins County Health Department reported two COVID-19 related deaths of Tompkins County residents that occurred on Sept. 13. TCHD has confirmed that both patients who passed away at Cayuga Medical Center were fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and that both were elders.
The Tompkins County Health Department was notified by Cayuga Medical Center of the death of a fully vaccinated Tompkins County resident attributed to COVID-19. The patient, who passed away at Cayuga Medical Center on Sept. 11, was 93 years old. This is the first COVID-19 death of a fully vac…
ITHACA, NY -- Cornell University announced it would be altering its homecoming plans given the continued course of the pandemic. Most in-person events are canceled or modified.
It seems like every day Tompkins County sets a new record for most positive cases — either for a daily total or for the overall total. On Sept. 2, the county crossed the 400-case threshold for the first time ever. By the next day, the total was 439 active cases. On July 22, there were only 4…
ITHACA, NY -- A lot of things are different this academic year when it comes to COVID-19. With 95% of the on-campus population vaccinated at Cornell University, and a much more infectious variant making the rounds through the campus, city, county and country, decisions are being made using o…
ITHACA, NY -- There’s a lot of fear, skepticism and misinformation going around about the COVID-19 vaccine. Despite scientists and experts assuring the public that the vaccine is safe and effective, many people are exposed to information online saying the exact opposite. One person trying to…
Tompkins County Health Department announced 130 new positive COVID-19 cases. Of the 361 new positive cases over the past seven days, a significant portion are related to arrival and surveillance testing as colleges resume operations for the fall semester. All confirmed positive cases are in …
The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is alerting the community to a rise in positive COVID-19 cases and detailing recent clusters and community spread. TCHD is reporting 40 new positive cases today and 177 new positive cases over the past seven days (8/20/21-8/26/21). Along with the …
County Legislature received its most thorough COVID update in months from Acting County Administrator Lisa Holmes, Deputy County Administrator Amie Hendrix and Public Health Director Frank Kruppa at the Aug. 17 meeting. The updates had previously been given at each County Legislature meeting…
Today the Federal Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 16 and up. Full FDA approval replaces the previous Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer vaccine and further indicates that the vaccine meets the FDA’s high stand…
The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the community that Tompkins County is now in the “high” transmission rate as defined by the CDC. High transmission rate occurs when there are over 100 positive cases per 100,000 residents over a seven-day period. The advisory for county resid…
In response to an increase of COVID-19 cases, increased COVID-19 related hospitalizations, and recent exposures in the region, Cayuga Health has issued new protocols to assist in providing a safe environment for both patients and staff. Beginning Aug. 23, Cayuga Health will now require manda…
The Tompkins County Health Department is clarifying for the community when to seek a COVID-19 test. TCHD is also clarifying what you should do following results from an over the counter at-home COVID-19 test.
Despite a fairly dramatic uptick in recent COVID-19 cases, the Tompkins County Health Department maintains that vaccination remains the best tool to fight the new delta variant. Since January 2021, 0.2% of Tompkins County’s vaccinated population have been diagnosed with COVID. Currently, mor…
The Tompkins County Health Department is publishing data on the increased prevalence of the COVID-19 Delta variant. The Delta variant contains mutations that make the coronavirus spread more easily, even in fully vaccinated individuals. The Delta variant has become the predominant variant bo…
The Tompkins County Health Department is notifying the community of several upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Vaccine is readily available in Tompkins County, and TCHD urges all individuals aged 12+ to get vaccinated.
The Tompkins County Health Department reported 15 new positive COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total number of new positive cases over the past seven days to 59. This rise in cases is primarily attributed to several clusters related to large indoor gatherings and domestic travel. Out of a…
The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting 31 total new positive COVID-19 cases over the past seven days and 27 active cases today. This report follows a recent shift from daily to weekly reporting of data in TCHD’s data table. This uptick in local cases follows statewide and nationa…
The Cayuga Health sampling site at 40 Catherwood Road, Ithaca will no longer provide nasopharyngeal swabs. Patients who are in need of this specific test may call their call center at 607-319-5708 to schedule an appointment at Cayuga Immediate Care, 8 Brentwood Drive, Ithaca.
The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has announced several upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics. TCHD urges all individuals aged 12+ to get vaccinated.
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