October 23, 2020
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program (CYSHCN). This program, now available to eligible Rockland County residents, aims to connect families to support networks that understand the challenges of caring for children and youth with special health care needs. [Read More]

October 22, 2020
County Executive Submits Comments on Thruway Authority’s Proposed Toll Increases

County Executive Ed Day submitted comments to the New York State Thruway Authority requesting a significantly lower rate for the Resident Discount Program, a toll discount for commercial vehicles registered in Rockland and that a Transit Fund be created with proceeds of the bridge toll revenue for transit capital improvements between Rockland and Westchester. [Read More]

October 22, 2020
October 25-31 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

During Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert warn residents that lead continues to be a major cause of poisoning among children and can seriously harm a child’s health. Children under age 6 are most at risk for lead poisoning caused by swallowing or breathing in lead because they tend to put their fingers and toys in their mouths and play in places where lead dust and paint chips can be found. [Read More]

October 15, 2020
Health Department Flu Vaccine Clinic Rescheduled for Friday, October 23, from 10 Am – 2 Pm in Pomona

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that due to the heavy rain in the forecast, the Health Department has canceled tomorrow’s second flu (influenza virus) vaccine clinic and will now be held on Friday, October 23, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Robert Yeager Health Center, in the parking lot in front of Building F, which is located at 50 Sanatorium Road in Pomona. The clinic is for everyone 6 months and older and will be a drive-up for those arriving in vehicles or a walk-up for those arriving by public bus. In order to receive a flu vaccine, everyone must wear a mask. [Read More]

October 15, 2020
Commissioner of Health Signs Face Covering Order for All Educational Institutions, Childcare Programs and School Buses

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce a new Commissioner’s Standing Order related to COVID-19. This order requires that all educational institutions, childcare programs and school transportation companies, as detailed in the attached Order, are responsible to require and ensure that all children and students over age two cover their noses and mouths with acceptable face coverings at all times, other than during approved mask breaks where students can maintain social distancing. [Read More]

October 15, 2020
Commissioner of Health Signs Face Covering Order for All Educational Institutions, Childcare Programs and School Buses

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce a new Commissioner’s Standing Order related to COVID-19. This order requires that all educational institutions, childcare programs and school transportation companies, as detailed in the attached Order, are responsible to require and ensure that all children and students over age two cover their noses and mouths with acceptable face coverings at all times, other than during approved mask breaks where students can maintain social distancing. [Read More]

October 14, 2020
Statement from Rockland County Executive Ed Day

Rockland County Government has been and continues to be fully in support of the Governor’s New York State Police Enforcement Task Force. I spoke with the Governor by phone last night, and we both understand where the true lack of enforcement and support of the Governor’s Orders is occurring. The Town of Ramapo and Village of Spring Valley have outright refused to step up and protect their residents and the residents of our County. [Read More]

October 8, 2020
Statement from the Office of County Executive Ed Day

The Office of the Rockland County Executive announced that County Executive Ed Day has successfully undergone surgery on his right shoulder at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY. The procedure repaired damage to the distal tendon, long head of the biceps tendon and the subscapularis muscle. The shoulder had been operated on twice previously, first in 1995 after an on the job injury with the NYPD and second in 2003 after a fall. [Read More]

October 7, 2020
Update on Governor Cuomo’s Cluster Action Initiative

County Executive Ed Day announced that the Governor’s Cluster restrictions will take effect at 12:01 AM, Friday, October 9, 2020. [Read More]

October 7, 2020
Be Tick-free This Fall to Prevent Illnesses

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents that as you spend time outside this fall, be sure to protect yourself, your children, and pets from tick bites, especially as you go hiking, hunting, fishing, rake leaves, or take part in other outdoor activities. Be reminded that you are still at risk for tick bites in the fall months, as ticks can stay active until the temperature falls below freezing or the ground is completely covered in snow. [Read More]

October 7, 2020
Statement from Rockland County Executive Ed Day

Earlier today I spoke directly with Governor Cuomo about the increase in COVID-19 case numbers within Rockland County. We discussed possible strategies that would slow and stop the spread of this deadly disease and the hurdles we face in local enforcement of his Executive Orders. I greatly appreciate his willingness to work together and appreciate today’s conversation and all the conversations we have had with his staff and municipal, community and religious leaders the past few months. It is only by working together that we will bring this outbreak to a halt once again. [Read More]

October 6, 2020
Thurgood Marshall Human Rights Monument Groundbreaking

County Executive Ed Day and Human Rights Commissioner Constance Frazier hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Rockland County Thurgood Marshall Human Rights Monument with community members at Dutch Garden, 37 South Main Street in New City. [Read More]

October 5, 2020
Time to Get Screened for Breast Cancer!

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and remind county residents to get screened for breast cancer. [Read More]

October 2, 2020
Health Department Offers Second Flu Vaccine Clinic Friday, October 16, from 10 Am – 2 Pm in Pomona

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that the Health Department has scheduled a second flu (influenza virus) vaccine clinic for the 2020-2021 flu season. This clinic is for everyone 6 months and older, and will be held on Friday, October 16, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Robert Yeager Health Center, in the parking lot in front of Building F, which is located at 50 Sanatorium Road in Pomona. The clinic is a drive-up for those arriving in vehicles or a walk-up for those arriving by public bus. In order to receive a flu vaccine, everyone must wear a mask. [Read More]

October 2, 2020
Health Department Offers Second Flu Vaccine Clinic Friday, October 16, from 10 Am – 2 Pm in Pomona

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that the Health Department has scheduled a second flu (influenza virus) vaccine clinic for the 2020-2021 flu season. This clinic is for everyone 6 months and older, and will be held on Friday, October 16, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Robert Yeager Health Center, in the parking lot in front of Building F, which is located at 50 Sanatorium Road in Pomona. The clinic is a drive-up for those arriving in vehicles or a walk-up for those arriving by public bus. In order to receive a flu vaccine, everyone must wear a mask. [Read More]

October 1, 2020
Fire Prevention Week is October 4 - 10

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents to take some time during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire. While children under five and adults over 65 are at the highest risk for injury or death in a fire, people of all ages are at risk. [Read More]

September 28, 2020
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

We are in continuous discussions with NYS and the Governor’s Office regarding what they can do to support our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 locally. I thank NYS for sending additional testing machines and test kits to local providers. Increasing testing will help identify how serious the local situation is while allowing our contact tracing program to warn those who may have been exposed to take protective action, we continue to urge complete compliance with these efforts. [Read More]

September 25, 2020
Potential Covid-19 Exposure

The Rockland County Department of Health has been notified that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 attended three separate Spanish language masses at the Gracepoint Gospel Fellowship Church, located at 384 New Hempstead Road in New City during their infectious period. [Read More]

September 25, 2020
Potential Covid-19 Exposure

The Rockland County Department of Health has been notified that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 attended three separate Spanish language masses at the Gracepoint Gospel Fellowship Church, located at 384 New Hempstead Road in New City during their infectious period. [Read More]

September 24, 2020
Health Department Offers Free Drive-thru Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Cats, Dogs, and Ferrets on Sunday, October 4, 2020

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert today announced that free rabies shots (vaccinations) are available for cats, dogs, and ferrets on Sunday, October 4, 2020, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. at the Robert Yeager Health Complex, 50 Sanatorium Road in Pomona (Enter Complex at Building F). [Read More]
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