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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 […]

Ulster County Calls for Medical Volunteers to Help with Vaccination Efforts

Kingston, NY – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced today that the Ulster County Department of Health is again actively seeking medical professionals and retirees, as well as non-medical volunteers, to assist with the County’s vaccination efforts. The call for volunteers comes in advance of the winter indoor gathering season and approval of booster doses for […]

County Executive Pat Ryan Announces “Vax to School” Partnership Between Ulster County Department of Health, New York State Department of Health, The SUNY Ulster Foundation and All Nine Ulster County Public School Districts

KINGSTON, NY – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced that anyone between the ages of 12-17 who receives their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a participating POD will be eligible to enter a drawing for one of two two-year scholarships provided by the SUNY Ulster Foundation. Ulster County will participate in the New York […]

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 […]