**This is an official update from the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article.
(Ithaca, NY) – Tompkins County is temporarily reducing its onsite workforce in compliance with an executive order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. On March 16 Cuomo ordered local governments to pare down workforces as the COVID-19 situation evolves. This allows non-essential personnel to work from home or take leave. These measures will reduce, temporarily, the County’s onsite workforce by 60%.
Despite these reductions, the County is committed to maintaining critical services to the community and its residents.
“As we face the challenges of COVID-19, Tompkins County is committed to maintaining essential services for the community while, at the same time, maintaining the health and safety of the workforce.” said Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino. This reduction in the County’s workforce reporting for onsite work is a precautionary measure to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Changes to County related programs and services are as follows, and will be updated as needed:
Tompkins County Office for the Aging:
Tompkins County Board of Elections:
Tompkins County Legislature:
Tompkins County District Attorney:
Tompkins County Finance Department:
Tompkins County Health Department:
Tompkins County Mental Health Services:
Department of Motor Vehicles:
Department of Probation and Community Justice:
Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office
Tompkins County Department of Social Services:
Tompkins Workforce NY:
Tompkins County Department of Veterans Services
County Administration asks for the community’s patience during this challenging time. It is advised that if community members need services provided by a department of the County, call in advance for availability.
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