November 26, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/1

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Fire department seeks masks

The Truxton Fire Department is seeking donations of N95 masks, said Chief Bruce Potter.

The department posted Tuesday on its Facebook page the request for masks as Potter was informed the state’s extra masks will go to hospitals.

Inspired by other fire departments reaching out to their communities for masks, Potter said he thought businesses, technical schools or residents may have extra masks that could be donated.

You can donate by calling Potter at 315-729-3486 or replying to the department’s Facebook page post at

Brindisi offers town hall via phone

Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) plans a telephone town hall Thursday to discuss COVID-19.

The event will be 5 p.m., when constituents can ask questions about the pandemic, Brinidisi announced Tuesday.

To take part, register at Brindisi.House.gove/live to receive a call. Or constituents can call 855-614-0159 to join the call at 5 p.m. Thursday. The call will be streamed live with closed captioning at

Cortland County’s cases at 10

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cortland County remains at 10 with three people recovered, the county reported Tuesday.

Cortland County health professionals are monitoring 56 individuals in quarantine. The Cortland County Health Department has received 333 negative test results from health care providers, and there have been no hospitalizations to date.

Cortland County residents with coronavirus symptoms should 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’s Call Center at 607- 319-5708. Anyone instructed by a medical professional to get tested should follow their instructions for a sample collection and then go directly home. Do not leave home until results are available.

Save lives while staying in

BINGHAMTON — The 31st annual Southern Tier Heart Walk was canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but organizers encourage people to be active April 26, anyway.

Southern Tier Heart Walk participants and teams are invited to get moving at home or around the neighborhood throughout the day. Put on a Heart Walk shirt and consider these activities: take a walk, while following social distancing guidelines; have an indoor dance party; try strengthening exercises like push-ups, lunges and squats; create a home circuit workout.

Participants can virtually join via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #BingHeartWalk. To register, visit and download the Heart Walk mobile app.