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Nuvance hospitals are now better prepared to deal with patients

Nuvance hospitals are now better prepared to deal with patients

Area hospitals say they continue to try to provide care safely and effectively even as the number of Covid-19 patients continues to increase rapidly. With the highly contagious Omicron variant continuing to spread at an unprecedented pace across the area, the U.S. and the world, case counts continued to reach new records in Ulster County. Healthcare workers are not immune to contagion, and staffing problems have been a problem in many facilities.

COVID-19 testing site to open at SUNY New Paltz next week

COVID-19 testing site to open at SUNY New Paltz next week

A state-run COVID-19 community testing site will open on the campus of SUNY New Paltz starting next week. The announcement from the State comes after County Executive Pat Ryan requested a facility open in Ulster County to bolster access to critically-needed tests for residents in the midst of the current surge in cases. The state-run testing site will complement the over 50,000 free at-home rapid kits that Ulster County has already distributed to residents throughout the county.