BOCES receives COVID test kits for every Ulster school student

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Ulster BOCES Building Maintenance Supervisor Victor DeStefano (left) and Steve Rossi, a building maintenance leader from the Wallkill Central School District, work together to load a truck with rapid COVID-19 tests.

ULSTER COUNTY – Approximately 20,000 COVID-19 antigen testing kits were delivered to Ulster BOCES on New Year’s Day for distribution to the students in Ulster County public schools.

A kit is available for each student in Ulster County public schools. The districts began picking kits up on Monday, January 3. Each school district will communicate distribution plans directly to their families.

“New York State provided this important shipment of test kits in an effort to help minimize in-school spread and support the ability to continue in-person learning amid the latest wave of the omicron strain of the coronavirus pandemic,” explained BOCES Superintendent Dr. Charles Khoury. “Our superintendents and county health officials are closely monitoring the situation and taking all steps possible to maintain safe environments so we can keep our students in their classrooms.”