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Tompkins County Officials Support Ithaca College’s Return to Campus Plans

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

(Ithaca, N.Y. – 6/30/2020) – Tompkins County officials are in support of Ithaca College’s phased return to campus plan for the fall 2020 semester. Officials from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) are in ongoing communication with College officials and have been participating in planning efforts.  

 "Ithaca College is making careful considerations in planning to reopen their campus, including moving in students over a four-week period ending on Oct 5. We have been in active communication with members of their reopening task force and they are committed to the health of their campus community and the wider public in Tompkins County.” stated Frank Kruppa, Tompkins County Public Health Director and EOC Operations Chief. 

As with other higher education institutions, more details will be announced in the coming weeks regarding campus reactivation and students returning. 

The EOC and TCHD have been in active communication with Ithaca College, Cornell University, and Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) throughout the COVID-19 crisis. All three higher education institutions have reopening task forces and have been coordinating on the details of their efforts. 

Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Chairwoman of the Tompkins County Legislature stated, “Ithaca College is a cornerstone of our community, and has been a consistent and communicative partner throughout this COVID-19 crisis. It is clear that they’re taking the precautions necessary in planning for a thoughtful return to campus this fall.” 

Current details of Ithaca College’s plan as well as Cornell and TC3 can be found here:

For ongoing information and updates about COVID-19, see the Health Department website:  

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