We continue to stay updated on the progression of the Coronavirus in our area. In order to keep our community safe, we are taking every available measure to stop the spread of the virus locally.
What you need to know:
- Governor Cuomo announced today that all business that are offering non-essential services (essential includes: pharmacies, grocery stores, healthcare, etc) should be operating at no more than 50% of their workforce. If you have a business in Ulster County and have questions about this mandate, call the Economic Development office: 845-340-3556.
- I have decided to close playgrounds in the City of Kingston. Parks will remain open but we are discouraging children from using playground equipment where germs may be spread.
- In an effort to help support our community's response to this crisis, I have authorized the City's funding of Family of Woodstock and People's Place in the amount of $30,000 each.
- We will continue to post about places for those in need to pick-up food. For those who aren't able to reach these locations, please Request Meal Delivery Assistance
I will be going live on Radio Kingston each afternoon at 3:30pm to provide updates and to answer listener call-in questions.
I want to mention a big thank you to Brad Jordan and Herzogs for their help with acquiring masks and cleaning products for DPW, KFD and KPD!
We are asking everyone to abide by the guidelines of staying home if you are sick, distancing yourself from others even if you are well, and washing hands and surfaces often. For the sake of yourself and your community, stay safe and take good care!
As always, th
e County's COVID-19 phone service is available from 9:00am to 7:00pm everyday: 845-443-8888.