Ulster County recruits medical professionals to help bolster COVID-19 response

KINGSTON – Ulster County Executive Patrick Ryan has announced that the county Department of Health is now actively seeking doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to assist in the County’s response to COVID-19.

Ulster County is recruiting local, regional, and statewide volunteers to assist its local health care system during this time. The statewide database ServNY is also being utilized to surface and recruit volunteers. The announcement is specifically seeking licensed medical and health care volunteers, including retired health care professionals.

“As we build out additional hospital capacity to serve our residents, we are also going to need volunteers with medical backgrounds to step up and serve our community,” Ryan said. “Our healthcare workers have been on the front lines of this epidemic since day one and their efforts are nothing short of heroic. I continue to be tremendously impressed by the resiliency and generosity of the people of Ulster County, and I am confident that members of our community will step up to assist us at this critical moment.”

“We are continuing to use data on the ground, as well as learn from other areas impacted by COVID-19, to monitor and adjust our response daily,” said Commissioner of Health Dr. Carol Smith. “We are looking to add to our pool of health care professionals to ensure that we have adequate staff no matter how the situation unfolds in the upcoming weeks. We are continuing to work around the clock to ensure that Ulster County is prepared for any scenario.”

Those who are interested in volunteering should fill out the form found here.

There are currently 266 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ulster County and 4 fatalities.



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