October 16, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 6/25

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Cortland: 49 Tompkins: 175 Cayuga: 113

Cortland County reported no new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. The number of confirmed cases remains at 49.

In all, 337 cases have been confirmed and four people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring nine patients; none is hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 7,479 negative test results. Forty-seven people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported no new cases Tuesday, the number remaining at 175 among 17,638 tested people, the state Department of Health reported. The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported 175 cases. Two people have died.

The Cayuga County Health Department reported one new cases Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 113. Two people have died; one is hospitalized. Another 31 are quarantined and seven are in isolation.

NBT reopens lobbies by appointment

NBT Bank — which has branches in Cortland, Cortlandville, Marathon, Cincinnatus and Tully — is developing a plan to reopen its lobbies to customers while protecting both customers and employees.

The phased approach opens the lobbies in Cortland County by appointment only. Specific details are available at www.nbtbank.com/access.

“NBT has spent weeks developing a thoughtful approach that both expands branch access and ensures that our employees, customers and communities remain safe,” said Joseph R. Stagliano, president of retail community banking. “This first step of reopening lobbies to customers by appointment enables us to safely add another service option as we continue to support customers and local businesses through this new and challenging environment.”

Customers can expect to be asked to wear masks, bring identification, guides to social distancing, plexiglass screen, hand sanitizer and fewer customers at one time.