December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 5/11

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Cortland County: No new cases

Cortland County has not reported any new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, remaining at 33 cases. However, five new cases were reported in Cayuga County and nine since Thursday.

People who shopped at the Lowes at 299 Grant Ave., Auburn, between 11:45 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. May 3 should monitor themselves for symptoms of coronavirus, including fever, cough or difficulty breathing, for 14 days and seek testing and any treatment if necessary, Cayuga County County Public Health Director Kathleen Cuddy said.

In total, three people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring five patients; none is hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 1,376 negative test results from health care providers. Thirty-two people have recovered.

Tompkins County reported one new case between Thursday and Saturday, now up to 132 confirmed cases among 5,088 tested people, the state Department of Health reported. The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported the same. Two people have died, although neither was a Tompkins resident, state data show.

The Cayuga County Health Department reported four new cases Saturday and one Sunday, following four new reports Friday, raising the number to 63. One person has died; none are hospitalized. Another 16 are quarantined and 11 are in isolation. It awaits test results on 110 people of 1,222 people tested.

Tompkins to outline reopening

ITHACA — Tompkins County departments are completing plans to reopen safely for staff and clients. The county is making the plan’s framework publicly accessible for staff, clients, and other businesses and organizations.

Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa, and Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino will host a live virtual information session at 5 p.m. today on the county’s YouTube channel to review details of the plan that businesses and organizations may find useful.

The plan includes directives on staffing, employee engagement, facility considerations and office and field operations.