Ulster County Executive Ryan Says We Are Experiencing The Start of a Second Wave of COVID-19 in Ulster County

County Executive Ryan implores residents to social distance, wear masks, and take all necessary steps to help blunt the second wave of COVID-19

KINGSTON, N.Y. – County Executive Pat Ryan today during his Facebook live briefing(link is external) stated that Ulster County is seeing the beginnings of a second wave in Ulster County and called upon all residents to take the sudden rise in positive cases seriously. As hospitalization rates and active cases rise to levels not seen since early summer, County Executive Ryan urged residents to adhere to health precautions like social distancing and wearing a mask.   

“It is clear now from looking at the data that we are at the beginning of a second wave of COVID-19,” County Executive Pat Ryan said. “This is a make or break moment for us as a county and a community. We have a chance to remain proactive and blunt a much more significant second wave, but it will require all of us to continue to social distance, wear masks, and take all precautions necessary.”

Since early October, Ulster County has seen a consistent uptick in cases and hospitalizations. Ulster County’s hospitalization rate is at the highest it has been since early May, and active case rates are at the highest point since mid-June.  

For additional information about COVID-19 visit: https://ulstercountyny.gov/coronavirus

Ulster County COVID-19 Hotline: 845-443-8888

NYS Coronavirus Information Hotline: 888-364-3065