KINGSTON, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Starting Monday, Ulster County can have many choices for areas to select up free, rapid, at-home COVID-19 checks kits. The county is launching distribution sites throughout the county to get 33,000 COVID checks within the palms of residents.
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“Twenty months into the pandemic, we know how essential it is to have access to rapid testing in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our schools and businesses open,” Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan mentioned. “Ulster County has partnered with our schools, municipalities, and community groups, to ensure quick and easy access to tests that will ultimately lead to keeping our community safer.”
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A press launch from the county mentioned that residents ought to contact native municipal places of work to be taught extra about days and instances for decide up. School districts will attain out to households with info on pick-up inside native colleges. The no-charge kits will probably be accessible at space city halls, colleges, and native companies and nonprofits, together with:
- The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kingston and Saugerties
- Beyond the 4 Walls Outreach Program
- Family of Woodstock
- For the Many
- Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center
- People’s Place
- YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County
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The objective of this system is to assist colleges and companies keep open safely whereas rising entry to testing. The county additionally launched a web site with details about what to do should you test constructive at dwelling.