COVID 19 Uptick in Tompkins County

COVID Update December 3, 2020

No news for Kendal at Ithaca today – thankfully, we have not seen any new positive cases among staff or residents, but the community is certainly beginning to see a post-Thanksgiving increase in cases. The Tompkins County Health Department is strongly discouraging non-essential gatherings and travel is strongly discouraged. 

“We are seeing our highest numbers of cases since the start of this pandemic. It is not even a week since Thanksgiving, and we are already seeing evidence of spread due to small gatherings and people visiting friends and family for the holiday. More than half of our 34 cases on December 1 are connected to Thanksgiving gatherings and related travel,” Public Health Director Frank Kruppa said.

Below is a summary of the county’s new cases and current active cases.

Please be cautious about inviting guests to your residence or visiting outside the Kendal community.

-Laurie Mante