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Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Signs Executive Order Requiring County Employees and Members of Public to Wear Masks Within All County Buildings; Health Commissioner Strongly Recommends that All Residents Wear Masks When Indoors

KINGSTON, N.Y. – County Executive Pat Ryan signed an Executive Order requiring all Ulster County employees, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks indoors effective immediately. The order also requires members of the public to wear a mask when entering County-owned buildings and facilities. Additionally, based on the current CDC recommendations and a rise in positive […]

County Executive Pat Ryan Announces the Opening of a New Vaccination Site at the Kingston Plaza

Kingston, NY – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced the opening of a new vaccination site located at the Kingston Plaza. As Ulster County continues to see a rise in positive cases due to the Delta variant, this location will offer residents the safest and quickest way to combat the virus by getting vaccinated.  “With the […]

Ulster County Department of Health Releases Guidance for Safe School Re-Opening

KINGSTON, N.Y. – County Executive Pat Ryan announced that the Ulster County Department of Health has released guidelines for the safe reopening of schools during the upcoming school year. In a series of guidelines from Ulster County Health Commissioner Dr. Carol Smith, Ulster County is recommending the return to five-days-a-week, full-time in-person learning and that all […]

County Executive Pat Ryan Announces a Pop-up Vaccination Site at the Ulster County Fair

Kingston, NY – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced that those attending the Ulster County Fair will be able to get vaccinated on-site. Through a partnership with New York State, the Ulster County Department of Health is making vaccines available to all fair attendees, over the age of 12. “With the national rise in cases due […]

County Executive Ryan Outlines His Vision for a People-Centered Recovery

In a rare address to the Ulster County Legislature, County Executive Ryan calls for a People-Centered Recovery focused on aiding small businesses, mental health services, housing and other key priorities.  County Executive Pat Ryan has proposed an unprecedented amount of funding in housing and mental health services.  KINGSTON, NY  – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan outlined […]

County Executive Pat Ryan Announces Ulster County has earned Silver-level Recertification, the Highest Level of Recognition, in the DEC’s Climate Smart Communities Program

As a Certified ‘Climate Smart’ community, Ulster County is a model for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building local climate resilience In April, Ulster County became the first County in New York State and among the first in the nation to release a comprehensive Green New Deal plan KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan […]

County Executive Pat Ryan Announces The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Is Now Available

The program will provide rental assistance to eligible Ulster County households  KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced that rent relief for tenants and landlords is available in Ulster County through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).  This program makes up […]