Ulster County will increase its hospital beds from about 100 to 335 by adding 235 beds at the Mary’s Avenue campus of HealthAlliance in Kingston.
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How are financial advisors, those paid to help us laypeople plan for and ride out the ups and downs of economic life to match our goals for comfortable lives, speaking about the roiling stock market, business and personal income challenges of recent weeks?
Of the 77 individuals infected with the coronavirus in Ulster County as of Wednesday, March 25 at least two have Saugerties mailing addresses — however, according to Assistant Deputy County Executive Dan Torres, both Saugertiesians tested positive and are being quarantined together in New York City. The other cases, he said, originated within the county.
Both Kingston Mayor Steve Noble and U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado have had coronavirus fact sheets mailed to their constituents in an effort to get good information in as many hands as possible, including those of people not on social media.
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?
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.
Today, Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health [DBCH] confirmed the first death relating to COVID-19 in Dutchess County.
Two members of the faculty at SUNY New Paltz, in the music and special education departments, have tested positive for coronavirus.