December 8, 2021

Coronavirus Briefs 3/18

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Third confirmed case in Tompkins

ITHACA— A third case of coronavirus has confirmed in Tompkins County, the county Health Department announced Tuesday.

The person has been in isolation since the samples were collected for testing. County public health nurses have begun a contact investigation to determine if there were any additional exposures.

Testing for COVID-19 in Tompkins County has rapidly evolved over the last few days.

Cayuga Health System, in partnership with Tompkins County, opened Monday a drive-through screening facility to help divert patients from the emergency department, primary care offices and urgent care facilities.

With the increase in screening, the number of pending test results for COVID-19 significantly increased from Monday.

County planning meeting canceled

Tonight’s meeting of the Cortland County Planning Board has been canceled to limit public exposure risks presented at group meetings, county Planning Director Dan Dineen announced Tuesday.

County Planning Department staff reports will be forwarded to the local municipalities for their consideration.

Maple Festival in April canceled

The 50th Annual Central New York Maple Festival in April has been canceled this year due to concerns over coronavirus, the event’s executive committee announced.

“With the pandemic of COVID-19 virus outbreak, we are following the suggestion of no social gathering over 10 people, according to the statement by Paige Parker and Josh Ensign. “It is with great thought and sadness that the CNY Maple Festival Executive Committee has decided to cancel the 50th Annual CNY Maple Festival 2020.

The new date for the anniversary event will be April 10 and 11, 2021.