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Governor Andrew Cuomo has given the Southern Tier region the green light to enter Phase 3 re-opening, one of five regions across the state now approved to do so starting Friday, June 12. 

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Coronavirus has introduced plenty of new phenomena to daily life, but while the general public might be unfamiliar with contact tracing, it’s actually a common practice for the health departments nationwide and was long before COVID-19 ever infiltrated America. 

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Update: IAWWTF Chief Operator CJ Kilgore said Tuesday morning that the iron workers had returned to work after solving staffing issues that had caused the  work stoppage. Kilgore further clarified that he felt he misrepresented the workers' reason for not working Friday, which were tangentia…

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The Tompkins County Health Department announced that the only person still in the hospital for a coronavirus case has now tested negative for the virus, though they are still hospitalized. In the department's metrics, this now means there are no active positive COVID-19 patients hospitalized…

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One of Ithaca's most legendary eateries is set to re-open its doors for the first time in over two months this week. Moosewood Restaurant will re-open its doors for carryout and delivery services on May 27, according to an announcement from the downtown establishment. 

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The Ithaca City School District has decided it will end school on June 16, earlier than its previously scheduled termination, after classes were held through spring break in April. 

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The buzz of excitement anticipated by the re-opening of businesses in the Southern Tier region on May 15 resulted in a small but visible increase in Commons activity in downtown Ithaca. 

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Ithaca College's president Shirley Collado announced Monday that the school would be re-opening for students and in-person classes on Oct. 5, 2020. Collado shared the news in a campus-wide email Monday morning as well. 

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When the Mr. Mo Project decided to rescue a French bulldog named Mercury in October, they expected to have a tough year ahead of them. Four months prior, Mercury had been diagnosed with a spinal compression, which had left him with severely limited mobility in his hind legs. The project save…

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The Cornell High Energy Synchotron Source (CHESS) will restart some of its operations in early June to investigate potential COVID-19 treatments as the outbreak continues to make its way across the United States. 

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The Big Red Barbershop in Collegetown staged a short-lived comeback attempt on Monday, opening its doors to customers despite New York State's executive order stating that non-essential businesses remain closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. Later that day, at the request of the Tompkins Coun…

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When I announced my candidacy for a seat on the New York State Assembly in February, I focused on the need to build more resiliency into our systems, noting we were one major challenge away from collapse on nearly every front including healthcare, food security, heat security, economic secur…

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The Tompkins County Health Department's latest update shows that there have now been 136 positive cases of coronavirus in Tompkins County, though neither of the two new cases are hospitalized. There remains one person hospitalized for a COVID-19 case.