School districts, Kinney Drugs offer vax clinics
Cortland County school superintendents and Onondaga Cortland-Madison BOCES are working with Kinney Drugs representatives to provide no cost COVID-19 vaccination clinics for students in Cortland County Schools, ages 5 to 11, Homer Superintendent Thomas Turck said in an email Friday to parents.
Clinics scheduled so far:
- Wednesday — 4 to 8 p.m., Homer Training and Education Center at Homer High School. Second-dose will be 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8.
- Nov. 23 — 3 to 8 p.m. at OCM BOCES Cortland-McEvoy Campus. Second dose will be 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at 1710 Route 13, Cortlandville.
- Dec. 6 — 4 to 8 p.m. at Homer Training and Education Center at Homer High School. Second-dose will be 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 27.
Guardians must register the child through a link the school districts will provide this weekend, Turck said. Reservations are limited.
Cortland County adds 42 cases
Cortland County confirmed 42 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday and Friday, bringing it to 6,635 cases.
Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 53 new cases Friday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 22,705 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 253.
- The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 475 patients, 115 of them confirmed positive. Two people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 330 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 168,396 negative test results. The county has reported 85 deaths.
- Tompkins County reported 22 new cases Friday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,893. The state reports 2,687,488 had been tested by Thursday. Sixty Tompkins residents have died.
- In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 31 new cases Friday. Confirmed cases rose to 9,177. The state reports 270,228 people had been tested by Thursday. The state reports 108 people have died.
149,352 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties
The state Health Department reported Thursday 26,862 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 56.2% of the county’s total population and 65% of its people over 18. A total of 52.5% of the county has been fully vaccinated.
In Tompkins County, 77,563 people have received at least one dose, or 75.5% of the population and 82% of people over 18; 69.1% are fully vaccinated.
In Cayuga County, 44,927 residents have received at least one dose, or 58.2% of the total population and 67.7% of people over 18; 54% are fully vaccinated.
Statewide, 14.51 million people have received at least one dose, or 75.3% of the state’s population and 88.7% of its people over 18; 67.3% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 79.5% of its people over 18.
Cortland County rate now at 269 per 100,000
Cortland County reported 128 new cases of coronavirus from Nov. 5 to Thursday.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 269.01 new cases per 100,000 people over the past week.
Cortland County was listed as having a “high risk” of transmission. The CDC recommends indoor masking in counties that exceed 50 cases per 100,000 over seven days.
The rates and risk, from the CDC:
Cortland: 298.44 — high
Tompkins: 144.84 — high
Cayuga: 223.31 — high
Onondaga: 268.60 — high
Broome: 366.95 — high
Chenango: 345.29 — high
Tioga: 512.42 — high
Madison: 280.51 — high