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Ulster County announces second state-run community COVID-19 testing site

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Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today announced details of a second state-run community COVID-19 testing site on the SUNY Ulster campus. Starting Thursday, January 20, the site will be open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The announcement comes days after a state-run site on the SUNY New Paltz campus opened to the public. The two sites came after the county executive asked New York State to bolster testing availability and resources in Ulster County.

“I want to thank Governor Hochul and her team for responding to our request and enabling a second testing site here in Ulster County,” Ryan said. “The SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Ulster sites will help ensure our residents have access to much-needed testing so we can keep our residents healthy and continue to keep our schools and businesses safe and open.”

The SUNY Ulster Community Testing Site at the Senate Gym will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents can schedule an appointment for PCR testing by clicking here.

The New Paltz Community Testing Site at the College Terrace Building will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents can make an appointment by clicking here. This site will maintain a capacity of approximately 225 appointments per day and up to 50 walk-in appointments for PCR testing. For more information on vaccines, recalls and testing, please visit VaccinateUlster.com.

Last week, Ryan also hosted two free at-home testing and KN95 mask distribution events at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz and SUNY Ulster.

Additionally, Ryan announced that Ulster County will once again partner with local municipalities for the distribution of home testing kits and face masks. Residents are encouraged to contact their municipality for additional details on how to obtain kits or masks. In total, Ulster County will distribute over 12,000 COVID-19 rapid home test kits and 46,000 face masks in this round of free distribution.