The letters to the editor from the March 26, 2020 issue of New Paltz Times.
Six weeks ago we profiled Dr. Amy Nitza, director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz. At the time, the psychotherapist was about to head off to Puerto Rico to “train the trainers” to help local people deal with the emotional stress precipitated by an earthquake, following the previous devastation of Hurricane Maria. Now Dr. Nitza must attend to a disaster that’s hitting right at home: the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to get tested? Are local hospitals gearing up? What to do if you’ve been laid off?
Effective this morning, the Mohonk Preserve in Gardiner is closed to the public until further notice. In a release, the
Confirmed cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in Ulster County climbed to 38 on Monday. But, in a livestreamed town hall on Facebook, County Executive Pat Ryan said the real total was likely many times higher. Ryan said the surge in numbers threatens to overwhelm local hospital resources and called on state officials to set up temporary medical facilities in the Hudson Valley.
While Ulster County residents were greeted this morning, Monday, March 23, by falling flakes from an early spring snowstorm, that will not, county officials say, stop the county’s first drive-through COVID-19 testing site from opening up at TechCity, the former IBM-Kingston complex on Enterprise Drive in Lake Katrine.
While many local restaurants are still open for delivery, others have decided to close. Meanwhile, professionals of all kinds are seeking online community.
Today, Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health [DBCH] confirmed the first death relating to COVID-19 in Dutchess County.
The number of Ulster County cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, once called “novel” but now officially
Two members of the faculty at SUNY New Paltz, in the music and special education departments, have tested positive for coronavirus.