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    Kendal at Ithaca Reaches 100% Vaccination

    October 5, 2021

    An Ithaca nursing home has become one of the first in the state to reach 100 percent vaccination of both residents and workers. According to WSYR the Kendal at Ithaca facility is one of just 13 nursing homes to reach the mark in New York State. The facility houses 340 residents over the age of The post Kendal at Ithaca Reaches 100% Vaccination appeared first on WRFI Community Radio. ... more


    Not all healthcare workers in New York State are required to have a Covid-19 vaccination.

    October 1, 2021

    Not all healthcare workers in New York State  are required to have a Covid-19 vaccination.  Governor Cuomo’s August  mandate requiring vaccinations by September 27th only covers agencies regulated by the state Department of Health or the state university system.  Governor Hochul announced on Thursday that she “did not have the authority” to mandate employee vaccinations The post Not all healthcare ... more


    Tompkins Health Department Releases Guidance for COVID Booster Shots

    September 29, 2021

    Tompkins County Health Department has released new guidance for third and booster doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine. A booster dose is recommended for certain adults who received the second of two doses of the vaccine at least 6 months ago including those: 65 or older, living in a long-term care facility, or those 50-64 The post Tompkins Health Department Releases Guidance for COVID Booster Shots ... more


    “Steppin’ Into My Shoes” Radio Play with the Civic Ensemble – September 11, 18, and 25, 2021

    September 7, 2021

    Tune in at 3pm on September 11, 18, and 25 for a three-part radio play produced for WRFI by the Civic Ensemble and College Initiative Upstate. Join the in-person listening party and talkback at the Cherry ArtSpace at 3pm on September 25. (Masks are required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status.) Based on the The post Steppin' Into My Shoes” Radio Play with the Civic Ensemble R ... more


    Active COVID Cases Reach New Heights, Hospitalizations Remain Low

    September 2, 2021

    (Dominick Recckio / Tompkins County) TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — There are 428 active cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins County, burying the previous all time high of 330 active cases on January 8th, 2021. On August 26th,  there were just 186 active cases. There have been an average of 60 new cases every day for the The post Active COVID Cases Reach New Heights, Hospitalizations Remain Low appeared first on ... more