December 6, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/4

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Cortland: 14
Tompkins: 93
Cayuga: 8

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases as of Friday remained at 14 in Cortland County, 87 in Tompkins county and eight in Cayuga County.

None of the positive cases that have been reported in Cortland were connected to each other. The county Health Department has been monitoring 56 people. The county reported one patient hospitalized.

The department has received 455 negative test results from health care providers.

Tompkins County has 93 confirmed cases, reports the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

Cayuga County has eight confirmed cases, two more reported Friday. One was a man in his 40s living outside Auburn and working on a farm; the other was a woman in her 20s, from Auburn.

In Cayuga, 48 people are in quarantine; five are in isolation, one hospitalized.

Cortland County’s health department doesn’t have the ability to test for COVID-19, which is provided through health care providers. If a medical professional instructs you to get tested, collect the sample, then go directly home. Do not leave your home until you have test results, which could take up to a week.

If you have coronavirus symptoms, call your 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.

Truxton Fire Dept.parades Sunday

The Truxton Fire Department will parade around the town starting at 5 p.m. Sunday to perk up spirits, according to the department’s Facebook page.

The route will start at the station, 3741 Route 13, and go around the boundaries of the town though specific details weren’t available Friday. No passengers will be involved and the parade won’t stop except at stop signs.

Virtual realtors

Empire State Development asked real estate agents on Friday to restrict residential and commercial real estate showings to “virtual” only, the Cortland County Board of Realtors reported.

“Virtual” means no in-person contact when conducting a showing. Licensees should conduct the showings off site at home and use tools such as video conferencing with the buyer or tenants.

“We are encouraging our members to act in ‘good faith’ and to follow the ‘virtual’ standard until we receive more guidance,” said Joanne Sweeney, president of the Cortland County Board of Realtors. This applies also to home inspectors and appraisers.

NBT shifts to window service

NBT Bank has switched all in person banking transactions to drive-up and walk-up windows.

Hours of operation have been adjusted, and some offices have been temporarily consolidated with nearby locations. Customers are encouraged to contact their preferred branch to check current hours or to visit for information.

In Cortland County:

  • The Cincinnatus office is closed.
  • The office at 1125 Route 222, Cortland has a drive-up open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
  • The office at 65 Main St., Cortland, has a drive-up open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
  • The Marathon office at 14 E. Main St. has a drive-up open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

“The health and safety of our employees, customers and communities is our top priority,” said President and CEO John H. Watt, Jr. “We are in this together as we look forward to greeting all of our customers in person again, once it is safe for all.”

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