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 County staff to support COVID operations if necessary.
County Executive Pat Ryan said the worst scenario continues to play out when it comes to COVID-19 infections in Ulster County with active cases spiking to 781 as of November 24 and going up a faster rate every day.
“The combination of people sick with Covid, as well as the population that are taking up spaces [in hospitals] … has really created a situation that is, that is not sustainable,” governor Kathy Hochul warned recently.
Amidst rising numbers in Ulster County Pat Ryan encourages people to get a booster shot. He voices concern that people do not realize all Ulster County residents 18+ are eligible, not just seniors and high risk individuals.
The Woodstock Town Board will consider classifying a significant portion of its Zena hamlet as a Critical Environmental Area to help protect natural resources.
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“She had such a presence; you just thought she was going to be there forever.” So says Maria Del Castilho, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator at the Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center in Hunter. She’s speaking of her mentor, Barbara “Missy” Runyan, who was the Center’s director up until her sudden death on October 6 at the age of 51. Del Castilho describes Runyan as “beyond dedicated. It was her life to take care of animals…She had cameras on the animals and would watch them all night.”
A new member of the Nuvance Health Medical Practices primary care team in Woodstock, nurse practitioner Susan Begnal, a cancer survivor herself, has much experience in the healthcare field, as a provider and patient. Begnal has special training in adult gerontology, which is the study of how we age.
Dr. Neal Smoller, pharmacist and owner of Village Apothecary in Woodstock, is gearing up to get children vaccinated against COVID-19 in anticipation of CDC approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children as young as five.