FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2021
City of Kingston Updates COVID Protocols
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that, due to the low number of active cases in Ulster County, and in consultation with the State Health Department and CDC guidelines, beginning on Wednesday, May 19, the City of Kingston will be lifting a number of Covid-19 protocols.
- City Offices will continue to operate with limited public hours (10:00am-2:00pm and by appointment), as City Hall and other administration buildings work toward resuming pre-Covid hours (8:30am-4:30pm) to the public.
- Visitors to any City office are required to take a brief health screening upon entering. Vaccinated visitors will not be required to wear a mask indoors, while non-vaccinated visitors must wear a mask when entering and while in City buildings.
- Per State Health Department and CDC guidelines, vaccinated City staff will no longer be required to wear a mask.
- The Building Safety Department will be resuming all routine Health and Safety Apartment Inspections, including for multi-family apartments.
- Boards and Commission meetings will continue to be held remotely via Zoom while a hybrid meeting set-up that allows in-person and remote attendance is put in place. More details on board and commission meetings will be forthcoming.
- Each building will continue additional cleaning protocols.
“I am extremely proud of my staff’s response to the Covid-19 crisis,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank all of the City of Kingston employees who helped us navigate us through this difficult year, and continue to adapt as we follow the recommended guidance. We look forward to restoring full access to the public and will continue to do everything in our power to keep our staff – as well as our community – safe.”