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CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE

Orange County continues to provide essential human services to residents during COVID-19 pandemic

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus offers gratitude to the men and women of the County workforce who continue to provide essential services to those in need during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Ryan warns that available beds and ventilators will be exhausted by weekend

One month since Ulster County’s first positive case of COVID-19, County Executive Ryan stressed the need for additional resources in order to combat the virus and protect the health and safety of Ulster County residents. County Executive Pat Ryan stated that since Friday, Ulster County has seen a near 50% surge in those being hospitalized from COVID-19. The County presently has only one ICU bed available, and is on pace to exhaust all available beds and ventilators by the end of this week.

Skoufis: our supply of ventilators is safe

Senator James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) announced that he has confirmed there will NOT be a redistribution of ventilators from Orange and Rockland county hospitals to further downstate New York.

Schmitt activated for guard duty

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) a Corporal in the Army National Guard has been activated for the COVID-19 mission. Schmitt's deployment in support of the ongoing fight to combat coronavirus/COVID-19 began Saturday, April 4.

State Department of Agriculture launches ShopTasteNY.com

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball has encouraged New Yorkers to continue to support the State’s farms and agricultural businesses. While the State works to mitigate the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Ball reminds consumers that food producing farms, farmers’ markets, food and beverage manufacturers, grocery stores, and retail food stores have been designated as essential to the food supply chain and continue to work to produce, process, transport, stock, and sell healthy, local New York food and beverages.

Project Resilience

Frida’s Bakery and Cafe in Milton is doing what it can to help the people in their community weather the Coronavirus storm that has swiftly spread across the entire nation. Lately a group of …

Plattekill man is Ulster’s first COVID-19 related death

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Sunday confirmed the first death related to COVID-19 in Ulster County. For reasons of privacy, specific information cannot be provided. Ryan did confirm that the …

Community comes through at blood drive

The Highland Fire House partnered with The American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Thursday, March 26, from 12-5 p.m. There are nearly 300,000 fewer blood donations due to the coronavirus and …

Private medical practices impacted by COVID-19

Dr. Stephen Weinman, of First Care Medical Center in Highland, said they are still seeing patients in the family practice, in the Urgent Care and for Physical Therapy. “The patient volume …