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2020 News Archives

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Community members who use a nine mile stretch of Route 13 between Warren Rd. and the Village of Dryden can learn more and take the project survey HERE

Injury from falling is a major risk for older adults and people with disabilities.  Click HERE to review information on how to prevent falls from the Office for the Aging.

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2020 News Archives

In a brief ceremony at the Department of Emergency Response on Friday, the DoER Large Conference Room was renamed as a lasting tribute to former director Lee Shurtleff, who is retiring after 32 years of service to Tompkins County. Because of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Tompkins County is temporarily restricting access to its departments and onsite workforce. These measures will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to keep Tompkins County employees safe as they work to maintain critical services to the community and its residents....

By Executive Order by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Tompkins County DMV has been closed to the public for all in-person transactions. 

However, we have deemed essential some transactions to make sure residents have access during this time.  The Tompkins...

The Tompkins County Health Department was notified today (3/27) about 16 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in our community, bringing our total to 48 cases. As the number of positive test results has increased, we have evidence of community spread.

Community...

On Thursday, March 26th, Tompkins County officials were notified by a private employer at the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport that one of their employees had tested positive for COVID-19.

The Tompkins County Health Department has completed a thorough contact...

The Tompkins County Health Department received notification of a confirmed COVID-19 case in a food worker. The individual worked two shifts at Mango Mango Dessert, a restaurant located at 159 Dryden Rd., Ithaca, NY.

The food worker was at Mango Mango Dessert on...

Cayuga Health (CH) and Tompkins County officials announced Monday that they are opening a new COVID-19 sampling center location for patients who meet screening criteria for testing to handle more widespread screening.

The Sampling Center will be open starting...

During this challenging time we want to assure the community that services continue to be provided to our homeless population. Tompkins County Department of Social Services (DSS) along with St. John’s Community Services have been working to accommodate the needs of...

Please note that Executive Order 202.8 of NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo states the following to be in effect from March 20, 2020 until April 19, 2020:

• The extension of validity of any Driver’s License, Non-Driver Identification or registration expiring on or after...

The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is reinforcing the importance of social distancing for the community. Social distancing is crucial to slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Community social distancing means:

  • People should not gather in groups...

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