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Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Announces Two Additional Drive-Through COVID-19 Test Kit and Mask Distribution Events

Open only to Ulster County residents, Ulster County will be holding two FREE drive-through test and mask distribution events at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz on Thursday, January 13th, and at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge on Friday, January 14th  In addition to these large-scale distribution events, Ulster County will again partner with […]

County Executive Pat Ryan Announces State-Run COVID-19 Community Testing Site in Ulster County Opening Next Week

The state-run community testing site, located at SUNY New Paltz, will open to the public during the week of Monday, January 10th   This week, after delivering over 50,000 free at-home testing kits, County Executive Pat Ryan requested that New York State open a state-run COVID-19 testing facility in Ulster County  New Paltz, N.Y. – County Executive […]

Ulster County Health Department Adopts Test-to-Stay Policy for Public Schools in Ulster County

The new policy, supported by both the CDC and the NYSDOH, will keep students, teachers, and faculty safe while allowing students who come into contact with exposure but are asymptomatic and test negative over a series of days to continue to attend school The Ulster County Department of Health will work with all public schools […]

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Announces Two Drive-Through COVID-19 Test Distribution Events; Ulster County Will Distribute Additional 20,000 Free Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits This Week to Ensure Safe Holidays

Open only to Ulster County residents, Ulster County will be holding two FREE drive-through test distribution events at TechCity on Wednesday, December 29th and at the Ulster County Fairgrounds on Thursday, December 30th In addition to these large-scale distribution events, Ulster County will again partner with all 24 municipalities within the county and local nonprofits […]

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Announces Free Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Test Distribution Sites Across the County

KINGSTON, N.Y. – County Executive Pat Ryan delivered over 500 rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits today at the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center in Midtown Kingston to city residents. The rapid at-home tests are being provided at no cost, helping to ensure fair and equitable access to vital testing resources. Additionally, County Executive Pat Ryan provided information […]

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Has Secured 33,000 Rapid At-Home Tests for Ulster County Residents; Tests Will be Provided at No Cost and Distributed Through Schools, Towns, and Non-Profit Agencies

KINGSTON, N.Y. – County Executive Pat Ryan announced today that Ulster County has secured 33,000 COVID-19 at-home rapid test kits in an effort to allow local schools and businesses to remain open safely while increasing testing capacity and access throughout the county. Ulster County will partner with schools, towns, and nonprofits to assist with distribution. The […]

County Executive Pat Ryan Declares a State of Emergency Due to Rising Cases of COVID-19

With positive cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations rapidly rising, County Executive Ryan announced that he has declared a State of Emergency The State of Emergency will be in effect for at least 30 days and will allow Ulster County to rapidly procure needed testing and vaccination supplies, bolster available public health staff resources, and redeploy […]

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Encourages Residents to Get Their COVID-19 Booster Ahead of the Holiday Season

KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced that the Ulster County Department of Health will run two COVID-19 vaccination points of dispensing (PODs) next week, ahead of the Thanksgiving and Hanukkah holidays. On Monday, November 22nd, a vaccination POD will be held from 11a-7p, at which first, second, additional, and booster doses of the […]

Ulster County Will Begin to Administer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Boosters in Addition to Pfizer

Kingston, NY – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced today that all three COVID-19 booster doses have been approved by the FDA, CDC, and New York State Department of Health, and that Ulster County will begin to administer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster doses, in addition to Pfizer, starting Friday, October 29th, at the Ulster […]