SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services announces a COVID-19 testing site in South Fallsburg will operate this Monday, May 4.
Public Health is collaborating with Hudson River Healthcare and partnering with the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation to ensure bilingual advocates are available so that individuals can be linked to a healthcare provider or health insurance once they are tested.
Between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., staff from Sullivan County Public Health Services will test anyone who has completed the pre-registration process. The tests will be administered at the parking lot next to Brian Ingber Park and Landau’s supermarket, at the corner of Griff Court and Railroad Plaza Extension in South Fallsburg.
No walk-ins will be accepted, but if there is enough of a demand, another testing clinic will be scheduled.
Pre-registration is required by completing this survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZWG3GQH. After completion, Public Health will contact respondents with an appointment time by phone over the weekend. Individuals must come at their given time on Monday to avoid having to stand in line and to ensure that social distancing at the testing site is adequate. They will need to bring photo ID to the site and be wearing a face mask.
“While anyone can apply to be tested, we have chosen this location and time to specifically reach out to some hard-hit groups: our food processing and agricultural workers, those with limited transportation, and people who have no health insurance,” explained Public Health Director Nancy McGraw.
“We’re proud to partner with the County in this critically important effort,” said Fallsburg Supervisor Steven Vegliante. “We are intent on fighting coronavirus on every front, and testing is key to winning that battle.”
“Beating coronavirus will take a communitywide effort, and I thank Supervisor Vegliante and his team for working alongside us on this and other initiatives in this ongoing fight,” affirmed District 2 Legislator Nadia Rajsz, who chairs the Legislature’s Health & Family Services Committee.
“I can’t stress enough the importance of testing as we look to get this County back on its feet,” remarked District 7 Legislator Joe Perrello, who represents much of Fallsburg. “This is how we ensure safety as we reopen.”
“I am grateful to everyone those who have worked so hard to get this site open, and I encourage people to get tested, especially if they work or live in a crowded environment,” stated District 8 Legislator Ira Steingart, who represents, lives and operates a business in South Fallsburg. “You’ll not only be protecting yourself but those around you, including your loved ones.”
For questions or more information, contact the Public Health Call Center at 845-292-5910.
Other Testing Locations
Following are other current testing sites in Sullivan County (you can also contact your primary healthcare provider):
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