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COVID-19 vaccination no longer required by the college

COVID-19 vaccination no longer required by the college

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor March 22, 2023
While vaccination is not a requirement anymore, the college is strongly encouraging the campus community to keep up with their COVID-19 vaccinations.
Samm Swarts, assistant director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, spoke with the SGC about areas of concern students have with the college’s COVID-19 response.

SGC discusses the college’s COVID-19 response

By Mel Andia, Staff Writer November 10, 2021
Samm Swarts, assistant director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, spoke with the SGC about areas of concern students have with the college’s COVID-19 response.
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

Three new cases of U.K. COVID variant identified

By Alexis Manore, News Editor February 3, 2021
The Tompkins County Health Department announced three new positive cases of the U.K. variant of COVID-19 in Tompkins County. 
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

Health department issues warning about growing COVID-19 cases

By Alexis Manore, News Editor January 23, 2021
The Tompkins County Health Department issued a warning to residents about the increased spread of COVID-19 within the last month. 
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

Health department announces five COVID-19 deaths

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor January 7, 2021
The Tompkins County Health Department has reported five more resident deaths related to COVID-19 since Dec. 23.
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

Health department announces six more COVID-19 deaths

By Alexis Manore, News Editor December 22, 2020
The Tompkins County Health Department announced that six more residents of the Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home have died from COVID-19. 
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

Ithaca City School District moves to remote instruction

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor December 16, 2020
Due to community spread of COVID-19 and the number of students and staff members in quarantine, the ICSD is moving to remote instruction until January.
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

Health department announces new potential COVID-19 exposures

By Alexis Manore, News Editor December 10, 2020
The Tompkins County Health Department announced potential COVID-19 exposures at the Triphammer ReUse Center, Mahogany Grill and TOPS Friendly Markets.
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

Health Department announces fourth nursing home death

By Alexis Manore, News Editor December 7, 2020
The Tompkins County Health Department announced a fourth death at Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home and a record single-day increase of COVID-19 cases. 
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

Possible COVID-19 exposure on TCAT bus

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor December 6, 2020
The Tompkins County Health Department announced possible COVID-19 exposures on the Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit Route 14S bus.
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

Tompkins County has highest single-day COVID-19 case increase

By Alexis Manore, News Editor December 5, 2020
Tompkins County has over 250 active COVID-19 cases, the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic. 
In reaction to four reports of drug-laced drinks and one report of sexual assault at events hosted by Cornell University fraternities, Cornell has suspended all fraternity parties and social events. The Ithaca Police Department and the Cornell University Police Department are currently investigating both reports.  

Cornell lowers COVID-19 alert level

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor November 20, 2020
As of Nov. 19, there have been 216 cases at Cornell since Aug. 19. This is the second time Cornell has raised and lowered its alert level.
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