Ulster County has opened a mobile testing site at Tech City, with plans to provide a second location in Ellenville in the coming days, County Executive Pat Ryan said on Sunday in a statement.
The site is operating as part of a partnership with Nuance Health and is expected to add to testing capacity and streamline the process for people to be safely tested.
Local businesses are also pitching in: Kingston-based Save-On has donated $100,000 in tent supplies for the location.
“Adding this mobile testing site will save lives. It will provide a significant surge in testing capacity, which will enable us to better treat those affected and slow the spread of COVID-19,” Ryan said. “I want to thank Nuvance Health and Save-On for stepping up during this critical moment for our community. Our entire team will continue to work around the clock to keep every Ulster County resident safe and healthy.”
People who are seeking a test must first meet a set of criteria:
- A phone consultation with a primary care doctor’s office
- The doctor has determined based on symptoms and other information that a test should be ordered.
- A scheduled appointment at the mobile testing site. Doctors will provide scheduling information.
Any individual who does not have a primary care physician, should contact the Ulster County COVID-19 Hotline at 845-443-8888.