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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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.  

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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.