Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) is calling upon New York State and Orange County to use the City of Newburgh Activity Center as a COVID-19 vaccination site to serve eastern Orange County.
“The Activity Center was used successfully as an early voting site during last year’s election. This location has 4,000 square feet of usable space, plenty of free parking, and is conveniently located on Washington Street between Routes 9W and 32. It is also handicapped accessible,” noted Jacobson.
Jacobson has already discussed the matter with City of Newburgh officials, who would be glad to make the Activity Center available.
Jacobson added, “In addition to being one of the county’s largest population center, Newburgh has been in a yellow zone for several weeks and its COVID rates have consistently been among the highest in the county. It makes no sense for people in eastern Orange to travel all the way to Middletown or Goshen to get the vaccine.“The incoming Biden administration will increase the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine. We must plan now to make it as accessible as possible. The City of Newburgh Activity Center fits the bill.”