Less than a month into the 2021-22 academic year local school districts are dealing with COVID cases quite differently than they might have in the past. But while cases are on the decline in Ulster County, school officials are still touting vigilance as an important measure to keep schools as safe as possible.
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan updated residents on the latest eligibility guidelines for COVID-19 booster shots Thursday, September 30 as active cases of the virus continue to rapidly decline in the county.
The Ulster County Health Department will conduct vaccination PODs at each high school gymnasium on select dates during October and November.
The Ulster County Legislature voted 13-9 on September 14, to continue to contract with HealthAlliance parent WMC Health for pathology services, but not before several legislators, using the meeting as a forum, expressed outrage over the healthcare conglomerate moving inpatient mental health services out of Kingston.
Top doctors at HealthAlliance, Northern Dutchess Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center say monoclonal antibodies can be a very effective treatment for patients early in a COVID-19 infection who are not yet hospitalized.
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan signed an executive order Tuesday requiring county employees and members of the public to wear masks in public buildings regardless of vaccination status as the number of Delta-variant-related COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the county.
Ulster County announced Friday that it will reopen its COVID-19 vaccination site in the old Best Buy store at the Hudson Valley Mall in September and is partnering with SUNY Ulster and SUNY New Paltz to administer vaccinations on campus as cases continue to climb in the county.
By the summer of 2020, Catie Barber was virtually paralyzed. Mostly bedridden, Catie started what they called her “geriatric PT,” as the former athlete re-learned how to roll over and sit up. She cried herself to sleep most nights.
As delta-variant driven COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the area, Ulster County will open a new vaccination site at Kingston Plaza Friday, August 20, SUNY New Paltz announced vaccines will be mandatory for students this fall and Nuvance Health will now require full vaccination for all staff by the start of October.
With students due to arrive at the SUNY New Paltz campus in only three weeks to begin their fall semester, the college has released new COVID-19 policies that signal a partial return to normalcy. Many of the protocols that were imposed when in-person instruction resumed last spring have been relaxed – for students, faculty and staff who can prove that they’ve been fully vaccinated.