KINGSTON - A third COVID-19 testing facility in Ulster County in partnership with HealthAlliance in Kingston is planned to open next week.

County Executive Pat Ryan announced an initiative to create a rapid response team with the county and senior living facilities to provide additional personal protective equipment and to set up health protocols.

“We also must recognize that communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by the virus,” Ryan said. “Our new testing center in Midtown Kingston will provide additional access for the community and I am looking forward to working with our Human Rights Commission to ensure that we do everything we can to ensure every resident gets the absolute best care and support.”