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Ulster County Commissioner of Well being Dr. Carol Smith launched the next observation lately:

“The CDC has now up to date Ulster County’s COVID-19 group transmission degree to prime. The larger choice of COVID-19 sure instances in Ulster County and the mid-Hudson area is being attributed to the brand new Omicron variant, XBB 1.5. Subsequently, I wish to remind Ulster County citizens of the precautions they are able to take to offer protection to themselves and their households: believe dressed in a masks when indoors, care for just right air flow and airflow in indoor areas, check once COVID signs are suspected, keep house when unwell, and practice the CDC’s suggestions for what to do if you’re uncovered to any person with COVID-19.

Most significantly, keep up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations, together with really useful booster doses. Absolutely vaccinated people are much less prone to enjoy critical illness requiring hospitalization. The Ulster County Division of Well being conducts COVID vaccination clinics for people elderly 5 and above on the former Perfect Purchase web site on the Hudson Valley Mall. COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters also are extensively to be had for youngsters and adults at many space pharmacies, pressing care facilities, and physician’s places of work. To find additional info at https://covid19.ulstercountyny.gov/.”