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Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced that Arizona and Maryland have been added to New York's COVID-19 travel advisory. No areas have been removed. The advisory requires individuals who have traveled to New York from areas with significant community spread to quarantine for 14 days. The quaranti…

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ITHACA, N.Y. -- The first Tompkins County resident has died from COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic. The patient was considered high-risk at 95 years old, and was being treated at Cayuga Medical Center since Oct. 6. The patient died on Oct. 12. The Health Department will not be releasi…

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ITHACA -- An employee at GreenStar Food Co-op at the 770 Cascadilla Street location has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation. The Health Department has identified and contacted those who had close contact with this employee, and the protocols for essential workers are b…

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Cornell University has returned to alert level green after 13 straight days at level yellow. The change comes just after Cornell’s total "cases by week" had broken 50 cases over the week, and 60 in the week prior. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that six states have been removed from New York State's COVID-19 travel advisory— California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada and Ohio.

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The Coronavirus has upended many of the tried and true practices of just about everyone on our planet…and, of course, has significantly affected restaurateurs and diners everywhere.  If you spend time with owners and managers of restaurants in the Greater Ithaca Area, you might share my admi…

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UPDATE | Tompkins Cortland Community College announced its intention to extend its move to remote instruction for the week of Sept. 8-11 in order on Sept. 6. The college said that it is working with the Tompkins County Health Department to conduct thorough contact tracing after new COVID cas…

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Cornell University announced that it has moved to alert level yellow in its COVID-19 tracking dashboard, following a week-long rise in positive test results among its students, meaning that the university considers the potential of obtaining the virus low, but indicators show increased or po…

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The Ithaca City School District's Board of Education held a special voting meeting Tuesday night at which it voted unanimously to delay in-person classes until Oct. 5. All students will be remote learning until that date, and the current plan is to offer in-classroom learning for students wh…