Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

Looking for Help?

For general inquiries on COVID-19 in Tompkins County, please dial 2-1-1 (or 1-877-211-8667) for up-to-date information and guidance. For other health and human service needs unrelated to COVID-19, please continue to contact 2-1-1 by phone or by text message (text a local zip code to 898211).

Call the Tompkins County Health Department directly at 607-274-6604 for health and medical inquiries.

If you are experiencing symptoms, including cough, fever, or shortness of breath, please contact your health care provider. If you do not have a health care provider, please contact Urgent Care at 607-274-4150.

If you need a ride to the Tompkins County COVID-19 drive-thru Testing Center located at The Shops at Ithaca Mall –  First register for testing online at www.cayugahealth.org or by calling 607-319-5708. Then call 2-1-1 (1-877-211-8667) between 8:30 am and 5 pm to schedule a safe and free ride with ASAP Cab Company.

You can also search our database of services or see agencies and programs that have made service changes in response to COVID-19. Please note that the volume of program updates has been very high recently and we are entering them into the searchable database as quickly as possible. For immediate assistance, please contact 2-1-1 by phone.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

For updated Health Alert information on COVID-19 in Tompkins County, please see the Tompkins County Health Department website and its 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet.

Also see the New York State Department of Health Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information.   If you would like to receive email updates from NY State regarding COVID-19 you can sign up through their website.

Locations covered by a CDC Level 2 or Level 3 travel warning

State and Local Information

The Tompkins County Health Department is reinforcing the importance of social distancing for the community. Social distancing is crucial to slowing the spread of COVID-19.

What is Community Social Distancing?

NYS Governor Cuomo has announced the “New York State on PAUSE” executive order, a 10-point policy that closes non-essential public businesses, limits non-essential gatherings, and implements other actions for uniform safety.

Read More About New York State on PAUSE

Reopening Resources

City of Ithaca

 

Food Distribution Programs

For those in need of general food assistance please check the Foodbank of the Southern Tier Food Finder

Friendship Donations Network lists food distribution events (by day of week), mostly Ithaca area

Food Sharing Cabinets continue to pop up across Tompkins County. Visit Mutual Aid Tompkins’ website to view a map with all of the current locations.

All of these food resources and more can be found on the Tompkins Food Task Force Page.

Click on a School District to Learn More:

Cortland County School Districts (all)

Dryden Central School District

Groton Central School District

Ithaca City School District

Lansing School District

Newfield School District

Trumansburg School District

Other Information and Resources

Click on a Topic to Learn More:

Childcare

SNAP Updates

Filing for Unemployment

Stimulus Checks

COVID 19 Paid Sick Leave

Employment Opportunities/Tompkins ReDirect

Financial Toolkit

Evictions

Health Insurance Assistance

Mental Health Supports in Tompkins County

Transportation to the the COVID-19 Testing Center

TCAT Bus Services

Gadabout Transportation

Cortland Transit Service Updates

Other Transportation Updates

Business and Nonprofit Resources

Tax Relief

How to Obtain Masks

Senior Only Shopping Hours, Ithaca, NY

Voting by Absentee Ballot

Resources for Caregivers

Donating or Volunteering

The United Way of Tompkins County is collecting donations. Donors can continue to contribute any of UWTC’s existing community initiatives or a nonprofit agency of their choice. In addition they can designate their gift to support UWTC’s COVID-19 relief efforts via the United Way’s website.

The Community Foundation of Tompkins County is supporting the many and varied ongoing local efforts to address challenges brought forth by COVID-19.
Donations are accepted via their website.

If you are seeking to volunteer your help, please sign up at the United Way of Tompkins County. You may also dial 2-1-1 or 1-877-211-8667 and we can collect your information.

Other Ways to Donate

Sending Program and Organizational Updates to 2-1-1

2-1-1 Tompkins-Cortland wants to make sure that community members who contact us receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about programs and services. If your organization has made (or makes in the future) any changes to your programs, hours of operation and location, availability of services, or any other modifications because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, please let 2-1-1 know. We can make a temporary note in your program’s file to be sure that anyone who contacts us seeking assistance will have the latest details. Please dial 2-1-1 during business hours or email iandr@hsctc.org anytime with your updates. 

Human Services Coalition

At this time, the Human Services Coalition has moved to remote operations to better protect our staff, volunteers, clients, and nonprofit partners.  Staff are are currently working from home.

  • 2-1-1 staff are available to take your calls, texts, chats, and emails.  Visit 211tompkins.org to learn the various ways to contact us.
  • Health Navigators are assisting clients via phone, you can book a phone appoint online at https://hsctc.org/health-insurance-assistance/ or by calling 607-273-8686.
  • All other staff may be reached via email, by dialing their direct line, or by calling 607-273-8686

We will not be accepting walk-ins or visitors to our office until further notice.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this as a community.

 

Last Updated May 18, 2020