Ulster to distribute additional 20,000 free rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits


KINGSTON – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced Tuesday that the county will hold two free drive-through at-home test distribution events at TechCity in the Town of Ulster on Wednesday, December 29th and at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz on Thursday, December 30th.

Each event will have 3,000 at-home kits available to county residents, with one kit available per car. The events will start at 6 p.m. and run while supplies last.

“As expected, the holiday season coupled with the emergence of Omicron has resulted in a dramatic surge in positive cases throughout the area,” Ryan said. “Our last round of at-home test kit distribution was a major success, and I am proud that we are able to provide even more tests at this pivotal moment for our community. With positive cases on the rise, testing, wearing a mask, and getting your booster shot are essential tools to keep our community safe and our schools and businesses open.”

The county will again partner with all 24 municipalities in the county to provide rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits at no cost to cities, towns and villages. Residents are encouraged to contact their municipality for additional details on how to obtain kits. Remember to call ahead to make arrangements for outside pick-up, if you are symptomatic, to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Each at-home rapid kit contains two tests per-box.

For questions, call the Ulster County Recovery Service Center at 845-443-8888.


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