December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 12/2

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Cayuga County expanded hours for no-fee clinic

Cayuga County has expanded hours for its no-fee COVID-19 testing clinic, beginning today.

Participants must have an appointment in advance. This is a walk-up rapid testing clinic for individuals who are not experiencing symptoms:

This clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Emerson Park Pavilion located at 6843 E. Lake Road, just outside of Auburn. You must have an appointment in order to participate and in this clinic. Be prepared to wait on-site for up to 30 minutes for your results. Wear a mask as social distancing will be enforced.

Appointments can be made by going to and clicking on the button titled “COVID-19 Clinics.”

The following information is required when making your appointment: legal name (not nicknames); email address; home address; phone number; insurance information.

If the insurance policy is under another person’s name, we need his or her legal name and date of birth. If you do not have insurance, write “No Insurance’ in each required field.

Cortland County adds 12 virus cases

Cortland County reported 12 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,447. Eight people are hospitalized.

In all, 3,503 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties, and 16 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,043 patients, 156 of them confirmed positive. Eight people are hospitalized, bringing to 38 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 48,511 negative test results. The county has reported five deaths.

Tompkins County reported 21 new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,139, reports the state Health Department. A total of 703,800 have been tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 27 new cases Sunday. Confirmed cases rose to 917. The state reports 69,925 people have been tested. Eight people have died.

SUNY Cortland: No new cases

SUNY Cortland has not updated its reports of coronavirus cases since Saturday, when the number remaining at 763 since students returned for the fall. Seventeen cases are active, the college reported.

The college is at 19 cases of its 100-case limit between Nov. 21 and Dec. 4, and the State University of New York has continued restrictions to remote only learning in place since Oct. 7.

The college has one student quarantined on campus pending test results; two others are in isolation.

Cases regarding SUNY Cortland students are reported to the county health department of the student’s residence, so some cases may not be included with Cortland County Health Department data.

Coronavirus cases at other colleges

Cornell University reported four cases between Sunday and Monday, bringing it to 245 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It is at 26 cases of its 100-case limit between Nov. 21 and Dec. 4 before it would be required to go to remote-only learning.

Tompkins Cortland Community College on Tuesday reported no change since Nov. 21, when it reported two confirmations, bringing it to 19 cases since Aug. 1. The college has tested 1,174 people. No people were listed as quarantined or in isolation.

Public schools

Since the school year began, here are how many cases of COVID-19 have been reported at schools, according to the state Health Department.