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The CDC is calling the spread of monkeypox an outbreak because of the increase in case numbers above what is normally expected. In a 2003 monkeypox outbreak, 47 cases were reported within the U.S., which was the first time human cases of monkeypox were found outside of Africa. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared monkeypox a national health emergency Aug. 4.

Tompkins County and IC work to prevent monkeypox cases

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor September 7, 2022
Tompkins County Health Department and its campus partners like Ithaca College are working to prevent continued spread of the monkeypox virus.
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

Possible COVID-19 exposures at Ithaca Walmart announced

By Alexis Manore, News Editor November 10, 2020
The Tompkins County Health Department announced possible COVID-19 exposures at the Ithaca Walmart. 
Ithaca College will not be making any changes to its mask guidelines for the remainder of the spring semester.

First Tompkins County resident dies of COVID-19

By Caitlin Holtzman, Assistant News Editor October 12, 2020
The elderly individual was admitted to Cayuga Medical Center Oct. 6 and died Oct. 12 due to coronavirus complications.
At around 10:30 p.m. the night of Monday, Feb. 21, an Ithaca College student was struck twice by airsoft pellets.

Second IC community member tests positive for COVID-19

By Falyn Stempler, News Editor March 17, 2020
A second member of the Ithaca College campus community tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email from Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado on March 16.
As Tompkins County experiences the worst drought since monitoring began in 2000, Ithaca College is increasing its efforts to conserve water, both through the Office of Facilities and The Office of Residential Life. One of the measures facilities has taken is  a 50 percent reduction of the height of the Dillingham Fountain.

Severe drought persists in Ithaca as students return to campus

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer August 31, 2016
With over 25,000 students returning to the Ithaca area, Ithaca College is in the process of assessing long- and short-term water conservation efforts in the midst of the worst drought in Tompkins County since 1999. Despite recent rain, the drought is still in effect.
Cornfields near Ithaca College sophomore Sophia Pittis house in Lansing, New York are not at their normal heights this summer. Following a severe drought, and some of the lowest rainfall on record in the Ithaca area, the community and campus are initiating conservation efforts.

Ithaca College announces conservation efforts amid drought

By Sophia Tulp, News Editor August 9, 2016
And according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Tompkins County is experiencing “severe drought” conditions. While the college is not affected as heavily by the drought other places in the community, it released an announcement addressing campus conservation efforts.
From left: Frank Kruppa, public health director of Tompkins County and  Sigrid Connors, director of patient services at Tompkins County Health Department participate in a media rountdable on Oct. 20.

Ebola outbreak prompts local health facilities to prepare for emergencies

By Aisling Brennan, Staff Writer October 29, 2014
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is causing the international community to react to the spread of the virus and local communities are following suit.

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