Ellenville coronavirus testing site changes to drive-up service

Daily Freeman-8 months before

The drive-through testing site on the grounds of TechCity in the town of Ulster remains operational and continues to draw a substantial number of people, said Deputy Assistant County Executive Daniel Torres. 

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Torres initially said the Ellenville site was closing because it “did not gain traction.” But in a call with the Freeman T...esday morning, he said he had misspoken and that the site simply had changed the way it operates.

The Ellenville site features drive-up testing by appointment, by calling (845) 647-6400, ext. 269. Appointments are not required at the TechCity site anymore, but a doctor's pre-approval for testing is required at both locations. 

The Ellenville testing site opened March 30, a week after the TechCity site opened, both in partnership with Nuvance Health.

• Based on your symptoms and other information you provided, your physician determined that you meet the criteria for COVID-19 testing, and ordered a test for you.

Ulster County had 1,018 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday and 17 deaths from the illness.

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