The Tompkins County Health Department announced possible COVID-19 exposures at the Ithaca Walmart.
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.
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.
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.
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.