Cortland County cases still at 91
Cortland County reported no new confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, the number of confirmed cases remaining at 91.
In all, 474 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.
The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 146 patients, three of them confirmed positive. None is hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 14,966 negative test results. Ninety-one people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.
Tompkins County reported one new case Wednesday, the number rising to 232, according to the state Health Department. A total of 33,536 people were tested. Two people have died.
The state Department of Health reported no new cases Wednesday in Cayuga County, the number of confirmed cases remaining at 151. The state reports 21,283 people have been tested. Three people have died.
Salon customer tests positive
A customer at a Cortlandville nail salon has tested positive for COVID-19, and Cortland County health officials advise anyone who was at the salon Monday afternoon to watch for coronavirus symptoms.
The person, who was masked, was at TJ Nail & Spa, 3921 Route 281, between 3 and 4 p.m. Monday, the health department announced Thursday. Contact tracing has been completed.
Symptoms to watch for include: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea.
People should watch for the symptoms for 14 days after the potential exposure. If you do have symptoms, the health department said, stay home and call your doctor for further guidance.
If you are elderly, have underlying medical conditions, or have a compromised immune system, call your doctor early.
For details, go to https://bit.ly/2DexPuU or call the Cortland County Health Department at 607-758-5526.
Area Agency on Aging offers Zoom social hours
The Cortland County Area Agency on Aging is interested in offering Zoom social hours to seniors who no longer can attend senior centers because of the coronavirus pandemic.
One Zoom social hour meets 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, the agency announced in a release. Other social hours can be scheduled, based on interest. The agency can help people unsure how to use Zoom. And if someone does not have a computer or smartphone, a dial-in option is available.
Call 607-753-5060 for details.
Snowgoers cancel meeting
The Seven Valley Snowgoers will not meet in August because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, publicity chairman Shawn Forney has announced.
The next meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at a location to be announced.
Cornell University launches public health campaign
ITHACA – Ahead of students’ return to Ithaca next month, Cornell University has launched a public health campaign that asks every member of the community to help limit the spread of COVID-19, on and off-campus.
The campaign will use social media feeds, inboxes, signage across campus and other measures to reinforce the need for students, faculty and staff to adhere to essential protective behaviors including wearing face coverings, physical distancing and good hand hygiene.
“It’s critical that we as a community do all we can to create an environment that does not create added risk for the more vulnerable among us,” said Timothy C. Marchell, director of the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives at Cornell Health.
The university also requires mandatory coronavirus testing.