January 20, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 3/28

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Seventh person tests positive for virus in Cortland County

A seventh person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Cortland County, county officials announced Friday afternoon.

The county is monitoring 56 people in quarantine, but none are hospitalized.

The Cortland County Health Department does not have the ability to test for coronavirus, so it must wait for information from private health care providers and large-scale testing facility near Ithaca and Syracuse, causing a lag in reporting.

Cortland County residents who are experiencing coronavirus symptoms need to call their doctor, who will coordinate testing. People who don’t have a primary-care physician can call Upstate Medical University at 315-464-3979 or Cayuga Medical’s Call Center at 607-319-5708.

If you are instructed by a medical professional to get tested, the county advises, follow their instructions for a sample collection and then go directly to your home and do not leave your home until you receive test results from your provider.

Guthrie increasing offerings for telemedicine services

Guthrie has expanded its telemedicine service to include more than 350 Guthrie providers in more than 50 specialties, the health care organization announced Friday.

Using eGuthrie, patients can see their provider from their home. Telemedicine visits are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans.

Guthrie, which operates Guthrie Cortland Medical Center in Cortland, will not collect copays at the time of the visit. Depending on the specialty, providers are able see patients for a variety of visits, including:

• Routine follow-ups.
• Surgical follow-ups.
• Sick visits.

To schedule a telemedicine visit, call 866-488-4743.

Tompkins Trust delays annual Shred Day until sometime in fall

ITHACA — Tompkins Trust Co. will postpone its annual Shred Day scheduled for April 25, the company announced. The event will now be at a undetermined date in the fall.